Colorado Architecture News | 06.07.23

News from the Colorado Chapter of The American Institute of Architects | 06.07.23


“Successfully completing any project is a minor miracle these days. Thank you once again for your time and effort. We think you will like what you see.”

— Mike Waldinger, CEO AIA Colorado, addressing the 2023 Design Award jury

Thank you to everyone who took the time and energy to submit a project for the 2023 Design + Honor Awards. We received 118 Design Award submissions, from all over the state, and are ready for the jury to evaluate them this week in San Francisco, while in town for A’23. We could not be more proud of the high degrees of excellence that our membership and are on the edge of our seats to see what the jury decides.

Call For Presentations

Practice + Design Conference Call for Presentations Now Open

That’s right, its been a few years, but we’re opening up a call far and wide for presentations at this November’s conference! The Practice + Design Conference brings together the community of architects in Colorado for inspiring insights from global design leaders, advanced practice management methods, and practical innovations from industry partners. We’re interested in hearing from those in our community who are ready to contribute and lead a session at Keystone.

This year’s theme, ENGAGE, is focused on the big topics and discussions that face our industry, our practices, and our communities. We’re interested in conversations where the stakes are great and the opportunities are real, creating chances for us to propel our profession forward, right here in Colorado.

If you have a presentation in mind, visit the link below and start your submission today. Or, if you know someone who would be a great fit, encourage them to create a submission. The submission window closes Friday, July 7th at 5pm.

If you’re interesting in viewing the Engage Practice + Design Conference prospectus, you can view it here.


J.E.D.I. Education Pipeline Committee

The J.E.D.I. Education Pipeline Committee is focused on introducing school-age students to architecture in an effort to expand career pathway exploration and diversify the profession. There are a variety of upcoming opportunities for architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals to share their journey with middle and high school students in the Denver Public School (DPS) system.

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Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP): 2023 Mid-Year Recap

The first four sessions of the year have provided participants with a diverse range of topics and perspectives. By addressing topics such as entrepreneurship, management, D.E.I., and practical leadership tools, these sessions have equipped the participants with valuable knowledge, insights, and tools for their personal and professional growth. Catch up with session recaps shared by Executive Committee member Jack Reed, AIA.

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Children’s Hospital North (Broomfield) Building Tour

Join our Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community, June 13th, for a tour of the Children’s Hospital North, covering their recent major renovation and addition project. Space is limited.

The State of the Art of Architecture

Thursday July 27th at the Aspen Art Museum, join AIA Colorado, CORE, and rowland+broughton for an exploration of the present and future state of sustainable architecture in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Space is limited, please RSVP in advance.

AIA Colorado Member News

Congratulations to Heather Salisbury who has recently been announced as Director of Operations at Valeria Dewalt Train.


2022 Denver Energy Code Training Series

Want to learn more about what is changing for commercial/multifamily and residential buildings when the 2022 Denver Energy Code goes into effect? Join City of Denver for a comprehensive training series that will teach you about key changes in the new code. Feel free to join for specific topics or the entire series, which includes content for both commercial and residential project teams. ICC and AIA/HSW continuing education credit will be provided.

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Mycelium Making Exhibition Closing Reception

On June 14, visit College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver for the closing reception of Mycelium Making: Creating Worlds in the Anthropocene.

RSVP here

Habits of the Anthropocene

The ACADIA Board of Directors and the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver are excited to announce the 2023 conference Habits of the Anthropocene: Scarcity and Abundance in a Post-Material Economy which will be held in person in Denver, CO from October 26-28th, 2023.

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NOMA Mid Year Members Celebration

On June 15th, join the Colorado NOMA Chapter for some outdoor fun, it’s a homecoming, a celebration of life & a gathering of all our NOMA friends!

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NOMA Project Pipeline

The NOMA Colorado Project Pipeline Architecture Summer Camp is a 2 day intensive studio-based program that introduces middle school students (ages 7-13/grades 2-7) to the profession of architecture. The students use their creative skills to develop an architectural design for a realistic site in Colorado. Students will learn and practice model making, architectural drawing, sketching, critical thinking and public speaking skills during this fun and challenging program.

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ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Jacques Benedict Awards

Established to acknowledge, support, and advance traditional concepts in craftsmanship design within the Rocky Mountain Region, award categories arearchitecture, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, craftsmanship, allied arts, literature and journalism, among others. Entry deadline is June 16 and projects must be within Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Wyoming, or Montana and have been completed within the last 10 years, 2013 – 2023.

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Telluride Art + Architecture Week

Taking place the week of July 10 – 16, Art + Architecture is a weeklong immersive art experience showcasing the architectural, landscape, interior design, and creative talent of Telluride. Join fellow architects Friday, July 14th, for Design Industry Day presented by Altitude Control Technology, CCY Architects, Dornbracht, Henry Built and Delta Millworks. Continuing Education courses are followed by a social networking event.The Madeline Hotel hosts the event and offers preferred rates to design industry participants.

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Canstruction Colorado

Canstruction® Colorado is a city-wide competition in which architects and designers build life-size structures entirely out of canned food, which will be donated to We Don’t Waste and distributed to local communities at the end of the exhibit. They have opened their call for entries and have a few spots available. View their “Canstruction 101 slide deck” or Visit website for information

Temple Hoyne Buell Endowed Ambassadorial Scholarship

The Temple Hoyne Buell Endowed Ambassadorial Scholar Program provides $30,000 scholarship awards for undergraduate or graduate studies outside the USA. Scholars must commence studies between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies. Study must be in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or related subjects.

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AIA National Is Looking For Volunteer Leaders Like You!

Represent Colorado and help AIA promote the work of the Knowledge Communities and other AIA member groups by joining a 2024 leadership group. Volunteers support their community by:

The application process closes at 5pm ET on June 16.

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AIA Helps Spearhead the Search for the Next Architect of the Capitol

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) search process is now officially underway, and AIA is working to support a licensed architect as the next candidate for the AOC position. AIA representatives are working closely with key congressional offices and the executive search firm hired by Congress to manage the recruitment for this position.
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Women’s Leadership Summit

Taking place in Boston, this September 12-14, will be the Women’s Leadership Summit. Founded by AIA, this is a premier event that brings together the industry’s largest network of diverse women who are breaking down barriers, making themselves visible, and manifesting the careers they want—while making a difference in the world.

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AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index Reflects Continued Weakness in Business Conditions in April

Architecture firms reported a modest decrease in April billings. However, there was a slight increase in inquiries into future project activity according to a report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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