August 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Colorado Mountain College and Hotel Colorado
Glenwood Springs
CO 81601
Various. Registration opens Friday, July 8.
Sarah Gott

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Historic tour of the Hotel Colorado with boxed lunch

$19 Member | $29 Non-member

>> Please note that due to extensive construction in Glenwood Springs, the Historic Walking Tour has been switched to a historic tour of the Hotel Colorado. We apologize for the inconvenience.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Colorado Mountain College Campus
1402 Blake AvenueGlenwood Springs, CO 81601 (Room 301)
$39 Member | $49 Non-Member

  • 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
    Opening Remarks
    Engaging Today for Tomorrow’s Future
    Speaker: Christian Reece, Club 20
  • 2:20 – 2:30 p.m. – Break
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
    Advocacy Panel
    Balancing Competing Interests in Developing Western Colorado
    Speakers: State Senator Ray Scott (SD-7 Grand Junction) & State Senator Kerry Donovan (SD-5 Vail)
  • 3:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Architecture That Makes Life Better
    Presented by Lawrence W. Speck, FAIA, West Jury Chair
    (1 HSW)
    Though architecture certainly has the ability to shock us, move us and make us sit up and pay attention, its greatest power is more subtle and subliminal.  By providing the crucible in which we play out our everyday lives, it helps shape our interactions, moods and actions.  As an essential factor in affecting behavior, architecture has the potential to make lives better, make communities stronger and contribute to the common good.  These effects should be the measures of good design.

6 – 10 p.m.
AIA Colorado West Awards Gala

Hotel Colorado
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
$59 member | $69 non-member

  • 6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
  • 7 p.m. Awards Presentation
  • 8 p.m. Coffee, dessert and networking

9 – 11:55 p.m.
Xssentials 3rd Annual AIA After Party
Roosevelt Ballroom of the Hotel Colorado


Full Day Rate for Members (includes admission to all events): $99

Full Day Rate for Non-Members (includes admission to all events): $139


The registration cut-off time has been extended to 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.

All prices will be $20 more on-site


The Hotel Colorado is SOLD OUT for the night of August 26, but there are rooms available at the nearby hotels below:

Best Western Hotel

Hotel Denver

Hotel Glenwood Springs

Enjoy the ride and skip the drive:
Round trip Amtrak train service is available between Denver and Glenwood Springs daily.

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