June 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Springhill Suites at MSU Denver
1190 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
Chad Hill

The AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Committee is excited to announce the new Symposium and AIA10 Awards Gala (S+AG)! Please note, there is separate registration for the gala. Last year’s sold-out Emerging Professionals Symposium and the former Young Architects Awards Gala are merging to create one mega-event for design professionals all over the state and for all experience levels.

This year’s half-day Symposium is bigger than ever with speakers and panelists not only from Colorado, but all over the country. Read on to learn more about our featured speakers: Michelle Delk, Roberto de Leon, and Peter Exley!

Michelle DelkMichelle Delk
Partner / Discipline Director – Landscape Architecture
Registered Landscape Architect: New York, Colorado, Oregon / ASLA, ULI
Fascinated by the urban environment and its influence on people’s lives, Michelle Delk is a Partner and Discipline Director of Landscape Architecture for Snøhetta in New York City. Michelle cultivates trans-disciplinary design characterized by clear thinking and collaborative principles. Ranging from master plans for campuses and urban brownfield redevelopments to realizations of urban plazas, parks, streetscapes, and riverfronts; guiding diverse projects, with extensive community and client engagement, is a natural fitt for Michelle.

Roberto de LeonRoberto de Leon, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Roberto de Leon (FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB) is a co-founder and principal of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop. Roberto’s work is recognized for its contextual sensitivity, innovation in material applications, and the holistic integration of sustainable strategies rooted in regional specicity. His research operates at a range of scales and environments – both urban & rural – while exploring relationships between the local & global. Among his recently completed projects, the Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility has garnered press for re-thinking the agricultural building typology through innovative passive sustainable strategies.

Peter ExleyPeter Exley, FAIA, RIBA
Architecture is Fun, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Peter Exley FAIA, RIBA is an architect who works alongside community stakeholders on their projects for play, learning and public space. Hailing from Yorkshire, he arrived in Chicago in 1985. He has mostly been there ever since, and founded Architecture Is Fun on April Fools’ Day 1994. He is a Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago, winner of the 2012 Benjamin Moore HUE Award, was the 2013 President of AIA Chicago and serves as a director on the National Board of the AIA (2017-2019).


Interested in sponsoring this event? Download the sponsorship flyer or contact Chad Hill at 303.228.3912.