The AIA Colorado Happenings calendar exclusively features AIA Colorado and Affiliate Partner events.
Contact Jane Pahl at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Denver Design Week: A S*Park of Inspiration 10:00 am
Denver Design Week: A S*Park of Inspiration @ CU DENVER COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A S*Park of Inspiration: How Branding Affects Place Branding, Architecture, Graphic Design, Development, Real Estate, Community, Design Thinking Erecting a building[...]
Denver Design Week: Sensory Architecture 2:00 pm
Denver Design Week: Sensory Architecture @ CU DENVER COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Sensory Architecture: Applying a Holistic Approach to Design Architecture, Interior Design, Design Thinking Many years ago, Borges, speaking of poetry, observed[...]
Denver Design Week: Expanding Your Agency 2:00 pm
Denver Design Week: Expanding Your Agency @ CU DENVER COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Expanding Your Agency: How to Make (and Get) More from Your Design Business Architecture, Design Build, Fabrication, Furniture Design, Development,[...]
Webinar: Architectural Opportunities in Australia and Vietnam 7:00 pm
Webinar: Architectural Opportunities in Australia and Vietnam @ Online
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Webinar: Architectural Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Australia and Vietnam The landscape for international opportunity is growing rapidly with the advancements[...]
Mentorship Committee Meeting 7:30 am
Mentorship Committee Meeting @ AIA Colorado office
Jul 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
The Mentorship Committee provides opportunities for members at all career stages to connect with long-standing members for networking and professional[...]
Urban Design Committee Meeting 7:30 am
Urban Design Committee Meeting @ AIA Colorado - conference room 1
Jul 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
In the long tradition of the Urban Design Committee, we will be focusing on issues that impact the urban environment[...]
Denver Design Week: Zeitgeist in Modern Design 10:00 am
Denver Design Week: Zeitgeist in Modern Design @ CU DENVER COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Zeitgeist in Modern Design: Tapping into the Spirit of an Era Art, Architecture, Design Thinking How does a movement in[...]
SMPS Luncheon Program 11:30 am
SMPS Luncheon Program @ Denver Athletic Club
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Part II: Denver Metro South Economic Development More information to come. Speakers Adams County EDC – Barry Gore, President Aurora[...]
AIA Colorado West E3 5:00 pm
AIA Colorado West E3 @ Montana’s Smokehouse
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Right Product for the Right Environment: Window & Door Types, Functions and Applications (1 LU/HSW credit) This course will provide[...]
Denver Design Week: Equity by Design 6:00 pm
Denver Design Week: Equity by Design @ ELEMENTS
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Equity by Design: Why We Need to Represent the Demographics We Serve Design Thinking, Gender, Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design,[...]
Denver Design Week: Principles for an Enduring City 12:00 pm
Denver Design Week: Principles for an Enduring City @ CU DENVER COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Regarding Denver: Principles for an Enduring City Urban Planning, Development, Architecture, Design Thinking, Community In 2015/2016 Historic Denver hosted a[...]
Postponed – COTE AIAU 2030 Program Series 12:00 pm
Postponed – COTE AIAU 2030 Program Series @ AIA Colorado Office
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Please contact Michael Winn at email@example.com for more information or to register. …. The AIA Colorado Committee on the Environment[...]
Does Denver’s Boom Spell Architectural Gloom? 3:00 pm
Does Denver’s Boom Spell Architectural Gloom? @ Denver Art Museum
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A forum on architecture and urban design during Denver’s boom: 3 – 5 p.m. Networking Happy Hour: 5 – 6[...]
E3 Webinar: Real Architecture Campaign Member Toolkit 1:00 pm
E3 Webinar: Real Architecture Campaign Member Toolkit @ Online
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Real Architecture: How Members can Benefit from AIA Colorado’s Public Awareness Campaign This year, AIA Colorado invested in a public[...]
Boulder AIA Small Firm Round Table 5:30 pm
Boulder AIA Small Firm Round Table @ Boulder Public Library - Flagstaff Room
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The purpose of this group is for AIA members to provide advice to each other and network with other members[...]
A3LC: Breakfast with the Board and GC Showcase Event 7:30 am
A3LC: Breakfast with the Board and GC Showcase Event @ Denver Marriott City Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
AGC Colorado in partnership with AIA, ACEC & SMPS Blue Book Breakdown A panel presentation on four proposed amendments that[...]
Denizen LEED Platinum Tour 4:30 pm
Denizen LEED Platinum Tour @ Denizen Apartments
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join the Metro Branch for an interactive and educational building tour of Denizen, Denver’s first market-rate LEED Platinum rental building! [...]
A3LC: Mountain Area Construction and Design Summer Reception 3:00 pm
A3LC: Mountain Area Construction and Design Summer Reception @ Rivers Restaurant
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
You are cordially invited to attend the Mountain Area Construction and Design Summer Reception. Take advantage of this opportunity to[...]
Recognizing design excellence. That’s the goal of the AIA Colorado and local sections’ annual design awards programs. A jury of architects is assembled to judge the entries for each awards program, and awards are bestowed in a variety of categories. The type and number of awards given is determined by the jury and can include honor (highest), merit and citation. Winners of these prestigious awards receive state and local recognition.
2016 Design AwardsSUBMIT
AIA Colorado West Design and Honor Awards – August 26, in Glenwood Springs
Submittal entry period opens Wednesday, June 1.
Submittals are due by Friday, July 15, 11:59 p.m.
AIA Colorado and Local Section Design Awards – October 6, in Copper Mountain
Submittal entry period opens Wednesday, June 1.
Submittals are due by Friday, July 29, 11:59 p.m.
Award Submittal Webinars:
2015 Design Awards
To view winners from this year and previous years, click the gallery below.
Recognizing achievements in the design industry. That’s the goal of the AIA Colorado and local sections’ annual honor awards programs. The application process is simple and free. A jury of architects is assembled to judge the entries for each awards program, and awards are bestowed in a variety of categories. Winners of these prestigious awards receive state and local recognition.
The AIA Colorado 2016 Honor Awards Committee is accepting nominations for nine (9) honor awards to be bestowed at the Design Awards Gala on Thursday, Oct. 6. If you know anyone in the AIA Colorado Chapter that deserves to be recognized, please take a few minutes to nominate them.
Firm of the Year
Young Firm of the Year
Innovative Practices Award
Architect of the Year
Young Architect of the Year
Associate AIA Member of the Year
Contribution to the Built Environment by a Non-Architect
Twenty-Five Year Award
There are no fees associated with Honor Awards. Submit your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2016 Honor Award Submittal” in the subject line by noon on Friday, July 29.
NOTE: Local Section Honor Awards information will be released soon. Stay tuned!
2015 Honor Awards
Click here to find out about this year’s winners.
2016 WMR Design Awards
Each year, the Western Mountain Region hosts a robust design excellence program where we honor members’ long-standing volunteer committments to AIA and the community at large – as well as well-designed spaces that impact the region and beyond. Design Awards are given to both built and unbuilt projects completed by regional members and their firms.
Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.
2016 WMR Honor Awards
The AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Awards recognize significant achievements by AIA members and allies who share the common cause of creating an excellent built environment.
Entries forms/fee due July 29 | Submittals due August 12
2016 WMR Conference
AIA Western Mountain Region Conference
Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Location: CALVIN L. RAMPTON SALT PALACE CONVENTION CENTER – Salt Lake City, Utah
Recognizing design excellence among emerging professionals in Colorado. YAAG, formally known as the Young Architects Awards Gala, has evolved into a relaxed and respected awards program that gives emerging professionals an opportunity to showcase their work and get recognized for their accomplishments.
2016 YAAG Sponsors
YAAG would not be possible without the generous support of firms and businesses in the design community.
|Printing Sponsor||Photography and Videography Sponsor|
|3PM Design Inc.
Anderson Hallas Architects
Anderson Mason Dale Architects
BG Building Works
Roth Sheppard Architects
Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects
|Brad Nicol Photography
|Maria Cole, AIA
Special Thanks to The College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver
Recognizing design excellence in residential architecture. The Architects’ Choice Awards (ACA), highlight quality residential projects, including new construction, remodeling and renovation. Winning projects are featured in the winter issue of luxe interiors + design magazine, providing great exposure for both firms and supporters.VIEW THE GALLERY
Thanks to the Architects’ Choice Awards Sponsors!
AIA Colorado offers myriad options to help fulfill continuing education requirements sanctioned by the State of Colorado and required for AIA membership. What’s more, we offer a wide range of program formats—from conferences, lectures and workshops to seminars, online courses, self-study, and more — you’re sure to find courses that will help you develop your expertise and serve your clients most effectively.
Presented by Colorado Code Consulting, LLC, each 2015 Building Code class qualifies for 7.5 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) continuing education Learning Units (LU). Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for state licensure renewal, these programs meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours (CEH).
2016 Code Class Schedule
Code classes are subject to change. Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information.
|March 18||2015 International Building Code Fire-Resistive Rated Construction||Denver|
|April 15||Designing to the 2015 International Building Code – Developing a Code Analysis||
|May 27||2015 International Building Code: Marijuana and the Building Code
|June 24||International Building Code Energy Code Overview
|July 15||2015 International Building Code Building Planning, Chapter 3||
|August 19||2015 International Building Code Means of Egress||
|September 16||2015 International Building Code Energy Code Overview||
|November 18||2015 International Building Code Overview
Explores the major provisions of the International Building Code. The presentation will include discussions of the provisions addressing the following issues: occupancy classification, types of construction, means of egress, fire sprinklers and fire-resistive-rated construction, administrative provisions and accessibility. This class is designed to provide an introduction to the new provision of the code.
Looking for a speaker to attend your company or event? These professional firms/vendors have a wealth of knowledge and information to share with architecture professionals. Through this valuable Speakers Bureau, you can connect on a wide variety of interests and topics. If you’d like to learn more about these presentations, please contact the speaker directly as AIA will not facilitate the event.
|Company||Contact Name & Information||Presentation Topics|
|AAC West LLC||Robert Steel
|American Building Supply/Doormerica||Wallace Berry
|ARC Document Solutions||Conor Ryan
|ASI Sign Systems, Inc.||Ian Hillgartner
|Basalite Concrete Products, Inc.||Jacob Wipf
|CAD-1, Inc.||Stan Hennigh
|Cambridge Sound Management||Alissa Tritman
|Colorado Hardscapes||Karen Van Heukelem
|Criterion Acoustics||Sam Neff
|D.L. Adams Associates, Inc.||Ed Logsdon
|Dow Building Solutions||Steve Dawson
|FDG Products||Mari Fountain
|Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.||Walt Smith
|Mountain View Window & Door in conjunction with Trustile Door||Adam Sinclair
|SBSA, Inc.||Christine Felderman
|Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC.||Kelly Stumpf
|VELUX America Inc.||Marty Goss
|Viracon, Inc.||Tyler Tennant
|Wausau Window and Wall Systems||Russell Williams
|The Weidt Group||Dana Kose
|Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems||Larin Felker
Do you want be added to our Speakers Bureau? In order to qualify for this listing, you must be a registered AIA Colorado Professional Affiliate, as well as a registered provider with AIA. Please contact Sarah Gott at 303.446.2266 x 112 with questions or to be added to the list.
AIA Colorado wants to help YOU pass the ARE through providing a significant benefits package that includes programs, seminars, webinars, resources and more.
What is the challenge?
Challenge yourself to TAKE and PASS all seven (7) ARE exams in the 2016 calendar year. Pretty lofty goal, right? Truth is, it CAN be done and we want to help get you there. If accomplished, your exams will be over, you’ll be licensed AND you’ll be eligible for an amazing prize!
The ARE ASAP Challenge will run you a cool $310. The Challenge is only slightly more expensive than taking our entire ARE seminar series (all of which are included in the package), and includes a host of additional benefits (see below) designed to assist you in passing your exams.
The goal is to get YOU licensed. By taking this challenge, you will develop a network of peers who offer academic support and encouragement along the way.
What Does It Include?
When Does Everything Take Place?VIEW THE CALENDAR
How Do I Sign Up?
There are 60 spots available for the 2016 challenge and registration will occur on a first come, first served basis until all spots have been claimed.
Click HERE to register.
The Fine Print
- To participate, you must be a current AIA Colorado member who has renewed for 2016, and you must be eligible to start the exam process per NCARB guidelines.
- Registration is open until capacity is reached.
- The cost of the program is $310, regardless of how many programs you participate in.
- You may still register for the Challenge if you have taken one (1) or more exams.
- You will not be eligible for the grand prize drawing if you have passed more than two (2) exams prior to signing up.
- View our lending procedures for the Challenge Resource Library.
- For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
ARE Seminars are once-monthly review sessions led by expert volunteer instructors designed to give examinees the knowledge needed to pass their exams.
- Each exam section is covered twice during the calendar year.
- If an examinee fails a section, the six-month waiting period to retest will fall in line with the second offering of the section seminar.
- We offer a Test Taking Strategies seminar at the beginning of each six-month cycle that includes tactics, useful materials, NCARB-published resources, and a discussion about the graphic software all examinees are required to use.
AIA Colorado members will have access to pre-recorded Webinars via AIA’s Online Library site.
Each year, The American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter proclaims April as Colorado Architecture Month in celebration of Colorado architecture and design.
There are events and discussions throughout the state intended to highlight the importance of architecture in our everyday lives. Architecture impacts how we live, work and play! Learn why Design Matters.
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #CoArchMo16.
Additionally, to help our members celebrate, join the conversation, and share your involvement, we have created a special Architecture Month Toolkit.
If you’re interested in utilizing this toolkit, please contact Jane Pahl to obtain a copy. Each of the items in the toolkit help us to celebrate the profession and our outstanding professionals.
View our calendar to see what’s happening during Colorado Architecture Month.
Members, if you have an event in the month of April that you would like us to share on our calendar, please fill out this form.
Architecture impacts how we live, work and play! Join the conversation and promote how architecture has influenced your life on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #CoArchMo16.
Thank you to our generous 2016 AIA Colorado South Box City Sponsors