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Design Elevated: Sustainable Urbanism from Colorado

Welcome to Denver, Colorado. We’re so glad that you’re here with us for this architectural event!

As a reminder, the History Colorado Center is open from 5 to 6pm, just for you! Artifacts, stories, and art intermingle at the History Colorado Center to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West and you’re welcome to visit before our event. You do not need a ticket or to RSVP in advance in order to visit the museum during this time. History Colorado Center is accessible to everyone.

Directions from Denver Convention Center

History Colorado Center is located on N Broadway. It will take approximately 15 minutes to walk from the Convention Center to History Colorado Center. Open Google Directions here.

Parking is also available and here is a parking map for your convenience.

Once you arrive

Our event is located on the 4th floor and there will be signage at the entrance to the building that will direct you to direct you to the event.

Starting at 6pm, please check in at the welcome table when you arrive. We will have a name tag for you and will give you a token that can be used for 1 free drink. There is no charge for food and additional drinks will be available for purchase.

The Event

5 to 6 pm – Museum open for attendees

6 pm – Check in, food and drink stations open

6:20 pm – Presentations Begin:

Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, HOK, 2024 AIA President

Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, AIA, RTD, “Transit and Mobility” 

Kathleen Fogler, AIA and John McIntyre, AIA, Tryba Architects, “Rethinking Urban Renewal” 

Chris Shears, FAIA, SAR+, “River Evolution” 

6:50 – 7:15 pm Intermission. Food and drink stations open

Cathy Bellem, AIA, Anderson Mason Dale, “Serving the Whole Person”

Chad Holzinger, AIA, Shopworks Architecture, “Housing that Heals” 

Alex Garrison, AIA, Gensler, “Adaptive Reuse” 

Terra Mazzeo, AIA, Stantec, “High Performing Civic Resources” 

7:45 pm – Dessert and drink stations open

8:15 pm – Event concludes

If you have questions regarding this event or want to contact an AIA Colorado representative, please email

© AIA Colorado 2023