Colorado Architecture News | 01.18.23

“We have a big year ahead of us that builds on a strong foundation of past success. Members have been clear in showing us what they value most and we have great partners on the staff team. This is a time for optimism and impact!”  

– Sarah Broughton, FAIA, President, AIA Colorado 

Welcome, New Volunteers!
From Committees to Knowledge Communities and appointed roles, AIA Colorado is proud to welcome almost 100 volunteers from across Colorado who will help advance the architecture profession. Read on to meet the 2023 teams.   

2023 National Council Representatives:
We are pleased to introduce the 2023 National Council Representatives: 

Meet the class of 2023: Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program
The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) aims to train the next generation of leaders in architecture through a yearlong series of sessions focusing on everything from community leadership to firm management. Congratulations to the 2023 scholars:

Ben Ludeman, Assoc. AIA, 4240 Architecture 
Yung Hong, AIA, Martin/Martin
Pratiksha Achari, Assoc. AIA, AECOM
Seth Lehman, AIA, RB+B Architects
Kelly Buchanan, AIA, Otak
Andriy Grygorenko, AIA, Page
Sarah Long, AIA, Treanor H+L
Lauren Hiatt, AIA, SLAM Collaborative
Lauren Sherman-Boemker, Assoc. AIA, Davis Partnership Architects
McKenzie Hengel, AIA, Populous
Kierstyn Feldlavy, AIA, SmithGroup
Johann Duran-Hunt, AIA, The Beck Group
David Allen, Rowland + Broughton
Benjamin Champagne, AIA, Craine Architecture
Linnaea Stuart, AIA, Arch11
Levi Wall, AIA, Otak

We also wish to recognize and thank the 2023 CKLDP Executive Committee for all their work:
Leah Gordon, Assoc. AIA, Chair, Rowland + Broughton
Chelsea Wade, AIA, Vice-Chair, Semple Brown
Maureen Henderson, AIA, Treasurer, Anderson Mason Dale
Jack Reed, AIA, Marketing Director, Page
Mark Bever, AIA, Chair-Emeritus, Rowland + Broughton


Colorado Climate Policy with Senator Chris Hansen
Join us for a presentation by state senator and Denver mayoral candidate Chris Hansen on Colorado’s recent efforts to combat climate change.

AIA Colorado Conversation Café
Join fellow AIA Colorado members for an informal conversation. New Year; New Conversations!


Denver Landmark Preservation Commission Opening
Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission is seeking a new commissioner to fill an upcoming vacancy this spring. Commissioners shall attend twice-monthly meetings and periodic special meetings to hear and decide requests for:

If you’re interested in this position, please review the full list of duties and qualifications, then submit a resume or professional biography to Nikolaus Remus. Nominations will be accepted by AIA Colorado through noon on Tuesday, January 31st. AIA Colorado will send a list of interested members in good standing to Landmark Preservation staff but does not internally evaluate nominations.

Certified Passive House Designer Course
The Passive House Network Certified Passive House Designer course and PHI certification exam for professionals in the Rocky Mountain states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico begins January 20th. The hybrid format allows students to leverage the benefits of on-demand, live-online, and in-person training.


Q&A with AIA’s CEO, President, and President-elect
2023 marks the start of a historic first for AIA – an all-female leadership team. AIA’s CEO/EVP Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, AIA President Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, and 2024 President-elect Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, AIA, look to the future of the organization and the profession as they lead AIA’s commitment to building a more equitable and diverse profession and a more sustainable built environment.

A’23 in San Francisco
A’23 – AIA Conference on Architecture is heading to the Bay Area June 7-10, 2023. Save the date!

© AIA Colorado 2023