AIAS Public Restroom Design Competition 3:30 pm
AIAS Public Restroom Design Competition @ Wellington Webb Building
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Partnered with: City and County of Denver Design Brief: Students have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the[...]
SMPS Colorado – Current and Prospective Member Mixer 5:00 pm
SMPS Colorado – Current and Prospective Member Mixer @ Historians on Broadway
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jumpstart Architect Committee Meeting 12:00 pm
Jumpstart Architect Committee Meeting @ AIA Colorado office
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Jumpstart Architect Committee is looking for prospective members. Their goal is to present architecture as a viable career path[...]
USGBC Colorado Wintergreen 2017 5:00 pm
USGBC Colorado Wintergreen 2017 @ Plaza of the Rockies
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Note: There will be a one-hour presentation from 5 to 6 p.m. on floor 9 of the South Tower. Then,[...]
Emerging Professionals Winter Happy Hour 5:30 pm
Emerging Professionals Winter Happy Hour @ Tap Fourteen
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for their first Denver Happy Hour of 2017 at Tap XIV! Meet your 2017 committee[...]
SMPS Colorado – Downtown Greeley Taste, Tour, and Talk 4:00 pm
SMPS Colorado – Downtown Greeley Taste, Tour, and Talk @ Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Veracruz Room
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Slot Home Text Amendment Community Open House 5:30 pm
Slot Home Text Amendment Community Open House @ Scheitler Recreation Center
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development has been conducting city-wide research, analysis and public outreach to[...]
Desert Utopia: Midcentury Modern Architecture of Palm Springs 6:00 pm
Desert Utopia: Midcentury Modern Architecture of Palm Springs @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join the Boulder Landmarks Board and Historic Boulder for a free screening. Southern California’s Coachella Valley, including the communities[...]
SMPS NOCO Monthly Social 4:00 pm
SMPS NOCO Monthly Social @ Various Locations
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join SMPS NOCO for a networking social; get to know your fellow Northern Colorado A/E/C associates, learn about other projects and[...]
S+AG Planning Meeting 5:30 pm
S+AG Planning Meeting @ AIA Colorado Offices
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Symposium and Awards Gala teams are in full swing of planning our first ever combined event for the state[...]
SMPS Colorado – Marketing Excellence Awards 6:30 pm
SMPS Colorado – Marketing Excellence Awards @ Denver Arts Museum
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AIA Colorado West Design and Honor Awards – August 26, in Glenwood Springs
AIA Colorado and Local Design Awards – October 6, in Copper Mountain
2016 Design Awards
To view winners from this year and previous years, click the gallery below.VIEW THE GALLERY
Award Submittal Webinars:
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.
2016 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
The submittal process for the
2017 AIA10 Awards is now OPEN!
Entry Form, Payment and Submittal Deadline:
Friday, April 21, by noon
Ken’s Reproductions has generously offered a discounted board printing price if you select this option.
$49 Students (entry is free – board printing only)
By selecting this option, you will be paying for your board to be printed through Ken’s. After you’ve completed payment, we will send you an email with special instructions to upload your files.
If you are creating your own board or submitting an object, you are required to complete the online registration form, pay the entry fee and drop your item off at the AIA Colorado Office by noon on Friday, April 21. Your entry form and payment must be completed online prior to delivery of your submittal.
Free for Students (online form only)
There are no refunds or exchanges.
Submittals will be accepted for 14 different categories from Friday, March 10, through Friday, April 21. Submittals will not be accepted after 12:00 pm on April 21.
Please read the submittal and eligibility guidelines carefully, as they vary across categories.
All submittals will be evaluated by a jury. Additionally, there will be online voting categories available from Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, May 26. Submission details for the online voting will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Separate tickets are required to attend the event. Stay tuned for gala details.
What’s the ARE? The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) is a series of seven (7) exams that assess candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture.
AIA Colorado sent out a survey at the end of November to gauge interest in a modified version of AIA Colorado’s ARE ASAP program for 2017 that relies heavily on the Black Spectacles program and study materials; and, unfortunately, we did not garner enough interest in the Black Spectacles discounted chapter pricing (we needed at least ten commitments).
However, there is still the opportunity for us to launch this portion of the program later in the year. We will continue to gauge interest quarterly (we plan on checking again in April, July, and October), and may be able to take advantage of the discounted pricing at that time if we can reach a minimum of ten users. Please keep an eye out for more information.
In the meantime, we are here to help our members with the licensure process in any way we can. In the absence of a formal ARE ASAP program in 2017, we will be extending the use of our ASAP library (an expanded version of our member ARE library) for all members. This library includes study guides, question & answer books, flashcards, and other materials. Please take a look at the library and checkout procedures to find out more.
In addition to the library, members also have access to a series of recorded webinars (one for each section of the 4.0 test), and other online study materials. Our office is also available for self-organized and directed study groups.
For a link to access these materials or if you’re interested in organizing a study group, please contact Sarah Gott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.228.3912.
ARE study materials, including study guides, practice exams and flashcards, are available for free check-out by AIA Colorado members only. Review the lending procedures and remit the registration form by mail, in-person, fax or email to email@example.com.
Most local section libraries lend materials from the following publishers and authors:
- Brightwood Architecture Education (formerly Kaplan)
ARE study resources are also available for download. These study resources were assembled by volunteer ARE seminar instructors and are only available to AIA members. Please email your professor to access study resources for the following ARE sections:
Please note that these discounts apply to AIA members (AIA, Assoc. AIA, FAIA and Intl. Assoc. AIA) only.
Ballast Study Guides – 15% discount. Visit www.ppipartner.com/MU583. You will not need a code. The discount is valid for select individual titles, not packages, which are already discounted. Contact Professional Publications, Inc., with any issues at 800.426.1178.
ALS/Kaplan Study Guides – 20% discount. Visit Kaplan AEC online. You will not need a code. You may also order at 800.420.1429 and use promotion code AIAICO.
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.
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 #CoArchMo17.
The AIA Colorado South Box City will be held on April 22, 2017.
Help us Build Box City!
The annual Box City for Kids event is in need of volunteers, material donations and sponsors!
Volunteer shifts include set-up, break-down, and assisting the participants at various stations. Contact Chad Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to volunteer or donate materials.
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).
2017 Code Class Schedule
February 17 (Denver): 2015 IBC Overview
March 17 (Boulder): 2015 IBC Means of Egress Design
April 21 (Denver): 2016 Denver Building Code Amendments
May 19 (Denver): 2015 IRC Chapter 3 (Building Planning Overview)
June 16 (Denver): 2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies
July 21 (Colorado Springs): 2015 IBC Fire-Resistive Rated Construction
August 25 (Denver): The Top 10 Approach to Energy Efficiency
October 20 (Boulder): IECC for Multi Family Construction
November 10 (Denver): COMcheck/REScheck
Code classes are subject to change. Visit our calendar for the most up-to-date information.
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.
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 303.228.3912 with questions or to be added to the list.