Colorado Architecture News | 03.15.23


We’re excited to share that AIA Colorado has a new mission statement:

“Elevating the architecture profession to design a more equitable, sustainable, and beautiful Colorado.”

New AIA Colorado Mission Statement

We’re looking forward what this revised statement can mean for the organization’s present and future. Follow the link to learn more about the process and why each of these words were chosen.


2023 Design Awards: Call for Entries Now Open!

The annual AIA Colorado Design + Honor Awards recognize the most outstanding work of AIA Colorado members and their firms, reinforce the value of great architecture, and highlight members’ positive contributions to the community. The 2023 Design Awards call for entries is now open! Learn more about submission requirements at the link below. 

The 2023 Honor Awards will open for submissions March 29th. The deadline to enter for both the Design + Honor Awards is May 19.

Save the Date: 2023’s Design + Honor Awards Celebration will be at Mile High Station September 19th.


An Update on the Marshall Fire Recovery Efforts

On March 2nd, the AIA Colorado Board of Directors heard from Kim Sanchez, Boulder County Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning, and were updated on the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Boulder County following the Marshall Fire of December 2021. Editorial Committee member Anna Friedrich was also in attendance and shares what she learned.


Join the West Section for an Architectural Open House Event in Eagle on April 27

Join members from the West on April 27th at Alan-Bradley Window & Doors in Eagle for Continuing Education courses followed by a social happy hour. Choose 2 courses of Continuing Education from a variety offered. Please RSVP and sign up for courses in advance.


Considering AIA Fellowship?

Fellowship is the highest recognition, other than the gold medal award, given to architects recognizing their work, their service, and volunteerism. It is not an award for longevity in the profession, but for merit and effort. As we engage 2023 and evaluate professional goals for the coming year, we invite you to learn more about and consider AIA Fellowship. Preliminary submittals for the nominating committee to review as they assist our members interested in Fellowship are due by March 27th.


Anderson Hallas has a new location, just a short walk from their old office in Golden.

News to Share? Does your firm have news that you’d like to share with the AIA Colorado community? If so, please send to for consideration and inclusion.


University of Colorado’s Design Review Board Seeks A Licensed Architect and a Professional Landscape Architect 

The mission of the University of Colorado DRB is to provide review and advice to parties charged with the design and development of capital projects at all campus properties under the control of the Board of Regents. Posting will be live through March 24th. Apply here.

CAP Lecture Series: Geostories with Rania Ghosn

How does the architectural imagination make sense of the Earth at a moment in which the planet is presented in crisis? In Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment, DESIGN EARTH deploys the speculative project to make visible and public the climate crisis. The talk is organized into three parts—terrarium, aquarium, planetarium—each of which revisits a media device—respectively expounded through drawing, model, and material archive— to reassemble publics around representations of the Earth. This lecture is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed and recorded. Learn more and RSVP to attend.


Share Your Story. How Has the Rolling Clock Impacted You?

The American Institute of Architects celebrates the recent decision and encourages you to share your story of how you have been affected by the rolling clock on your journey to licensure. Share Your Story.

AIA Announces recipients for 2023 Awards

While we’re still celebrating Tryba’s national award for Denver’s GoSpotCheck Headquarters, AIA has announced the following awards:

January 2023 Architectural Billings Index Released

Architectural firm billings decline at slower pace. Read more.

A’23 in San Francisco

A’23 – AIA Conference on Architecture is heading to the Bay Area June 7-10, 2023. Registration is now open! Visit the Conference Website for more info.

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