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For all media inquiries, contact Marisa Pooley, APR at marisa@aiacolorado.org or 303.228.3913.

Congratulations Newly-Licensed Architects 2019

Welcome New Members 2019

The Cable Center Project Architect: Carl Hole, AIA

This year’s Design & Honor Awards Celebration will take place at The Cable Center. And as it just so happens, AIA Colorado’s Past-President, Carl Hole, AIA, Principal at Stantec, was the Project Manager/Project Architect […]

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    2018 Young Architect of the Year pays it forward as 2019 juror

2018 Young Architect of the Year pays it forward as 2019 juror

The River Mile Master Plan, The Grand Apartments at Union Station, and the much-anticipated Meow Wolf in Denver all share one thing in common—designer and 2018 AIA Colorado Young Architect of the Year, Ryan […]

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    Meg Schubert Allen, AIA strives to create a more equitable and diverse profession in Colorado

Meg Schubert Allen, AIA strives to create a more equitable and diverse profession in Colorado

It didn’t take long for Meg Schubert Allen, AIA, project architect at Stantec to notice something about the profession: there’s not enough diversity.

This realization has since inspired her volunteer efforts and her desire to […]

Meet Michael Hicks, AIA, Director on the AIA Colorado Board

What is your background? Describe your journey from first deciding you wanted to be an architect to now?
I decided architecture was the path I wanted to follow when I took architectural drawing classes at […]

What is your background? Describe your journey from first deciding you wanted to be an architect to now?
From the first time I drew a floorplan in 8th grade drafting, I was hooked. From that […]

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    Meet Sheva Willoughby, AIA, Director on the AIA Colorado Board

Meet Sheva Willoughby, AIA, Director on the AIA Colorado Board

What  is your background?
After taking a drafting class in high school I decided I wanted to be an architect. I didn’t really know what that meant, but it sounded good, so I went with […]

Colorado Architects & Firms Recognized with 2019 Design & Leadership Awards

Denver, Colo., September 13, 2019—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado recognized local architecture firms for outstanding design at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards Celebration on Friday, September 13 at The Cable […]

2019 SLGN Conference Report

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA, AIA Colorado Government Affairs Manager 
I recently attended the annual AIA State and Local Government Conference with Government Affairs Committee secretary Brandon Gossard, AIA. Every summer, this event brings together AIA […]

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    The Diversity Pipeline: Don’t Mind the Gap, Change the Gap

The Diversity Pipeline: Don’t Mind the Gap, Change the Gap

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA, member of the AIA Colorado Member Voice and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committees
Seventy-five percent. That is the staggering number of AIA members in Colorado who identify as white according […]

Office Culture and Millennials

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee
What does it mean to create and maintain an office culture? For that matter, what even […]

2019 AIA Colorado Honor Awards Jury

The 2019 Design Awards Jury is comprised of past AIA Colorado Honor Award recipients. Read more about them below.

Nan Anderson, FAIA; Principal, Anderson Hallas Architects
2018 Architect of the Year
Nan Anderson is a Principal who […]

Upgrading Your Cyber Liability

By USI Insurance Services
This material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, confer with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers […]

A Recap of Spring at AIA Colorado

By Zachary Taylor, AIA; 2019 AIA Colorado Board President
I joined the AIA Colorado board because I believe you get out what you put in. I know that as an AIA Colorado member, I am […]

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    AIA Colorado is committed to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession

AIA Colorado is committed to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession

The architectural profession nationwide, and in Colorado, has historically been underrepresented by women and minorities.

We recognize that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to developing a talented, high-performing industry, and we are committed to […]

2019 AIA Colorado Design Awards Jury

The 2019 Design Awards Jury is comprised of architects in Minneapolis. Read more about them below.
Thomas Fisher, Associate AIA
Thomas Fisher is a Professor in the School of Architecture, the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban […]

2019 Legislative Session Report

Session Overview
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve made it through another annual Colorado legislative session! AIA Colorado has identified 44 bills of interest to our membership this year. Before your eyes glaze over, here’s four easy […]

 

Members of the media, please contact AIA Colorado Marketing and Communications Manager, Marisa Pooley, at 303.228.3913.

Office Culture and Millennials

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee
What does it mean to create and maintain an office culture? For that matter, what even […]

Upgrading Your Cyber Liability

By USI Insurance Services
This material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, confer with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers […]

A Recap of Spring at AIA Colorado

By Zachary Taylor, AIA; 2019 AIA Colorado Board President
I joined the AIA Colorado board because I believe you get out what you put in. I know that as an AIA Colorado member, I am […]

2019 Legislative Session Report

Session Overview
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve made it through another annual Colorado legislative session! AIA Colorado has identified 44 bills of interest to our membership this year. Before your eyes glaze over, here’s four easy […]

Love It or Hate It – At Least We Are Talking

By Rachael Johnson, AIA, 2019 AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
As an architect I am often asked by non-architects, staring with their heads tilted, “what do you think of that new building? Good or bad?” […]

What do I do now? The Business Side of Architecture

By Dan​ Ritter, AIA, LEED AP, Associate at HORD COPLAN MACHT and member of the 2019 AIA Colorado Business of Architecture Planning Committee 
I have the client. I have the project. I have the design. But what do I do now? […]

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    Expanding Architects’ EDI Toolkit; A Primer on Intersectionality

Expanding Architects’ EDI Toolkit; A Primer on Intersectionality

By Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and member of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
As the architectural profession strives to become more equitable, diverse and inclusive (aka “EDI”), it’s inevitable that the means […]

Inside the 2019 AIA Colorado Design Awards Committee

Learn more about the 2019 AIA Colorado Design Awards from the co-chairs themselves. We recently chatted with Julianne Scherer, AIA, managing principal/associate vice president of HDR Denver and Danny Nelson, AIA, project architect at […]

Getting Uncomfortable with Sustainability

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee
See an abbreviated version of this story at milehighcre.com.

What does a sustainable building look like? Solar panels, green […]

Closing the Transparency Loop: An Industry Collaboration

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2019 SLGN Conference Report

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA, AIA Colorado Government Affairs Manager 
I recently attended the annual AIA State and Local Government Conference with Government Affairs Committee secretary Brandon Gossard, AIA. Every summer, this event brings together AIA […]

2019 Legislative Session Report

Session Overview
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve made it through another annual Colorado legislative session! AIA Colorado has identified 44 bills of interest to our membership this year. Before your eyes glaze over, here’s four easy […]

AIA Colorado Testifies in Support of Two Bills

AIA Colorado testimony for HB19-1292 Colorado Resiliency
On behalf of our 2,400 members, AIA Colorado supports HB19-1292 to fund the Colorado Resiliency Office.

What does resiliency mean to the architecture profession? We typically think about […]

Legislative Update: January 2019

So, what does it look like for architects so far? In a word, quiet.

This isn’t that surprising, given that it’s the first time since 2013 that a single party has had both legislative majorities […]

Meet AIA Colorado’s Lobbyist, Jerry Johnson

What is your background? How did you become a lobbyist?
I came out of the higher education community.  As a Vice-President for Community Affairs at UNC in Greeley, I worked with all of the University’s “outside […]

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    Elections are over. Where does that leave the design and construction industry?

Elections are over. Where does that leave the design and construction industry?

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA, Government Affairs Manager at AIA Colorado
* See full version in the November 21 edition of Colorado Real Estate Journal. 

The 2018 elections in Colorado were shaping up to have a sizable […]

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    2018 Voters Guide for Architects: Ballot Propositions and Constitutional Amendments

2018 Voters Guide for Architects: Ballot Propositions and Constitutional Amendments

This second installment of our 2018 voter’s guide will discuss statewide ballot initiatives requiring voter approval. AIA Colorado is taking a formal position on two initiatives as detailed below, but this guide will otherwise […]

2018 Voters Guide: Elections & Key Races

As the election day rapidly approach, now’s the time to get smart on what to expect when you look at your 2018 ballots. First thing’s first though, let’s talk about voter registration and ballot […]

AIA Colorado Looks at Blueprint Denver

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA and Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, AIA
Have you ever requested a rezoning for a project because the current zoning did not seem to reflect the aspirations and the potential of the city and […]

Tips for finding the right civic engagement opportunity

Architects engage with our communities every day through the work we do. Clients, contractors, building occupants, local governments, and neighborhood residents are just some of the some of the groups we interact with, educate, […]

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    Meet Kaylyn Kirby, Associate AIA: Associate Director on the AIA Colorado Board

Meet Kaylyn Kirby, Associate AIA: Associate Director on the AIA Colorado Board

Kaylyn Kirby, Associate AIA at Semple Brown Design is a self-proclaimed “non-joiner.” So, it may surprise you that in her less-than-five years in Denver, Kirby has already served on numerous AIA Colorado committees, including […]

AIA Emerging Professionals Boot Camp

By Connor Janzen, Associate AIA; RS&H
As designers begin their careers, it can be difficult to fully understand the breadth of knowledge required to work effectively and efficiently in the field. Doing anything challenging requires […]

Why an Emerging Professionals Boot Camp?

By Sheva Willoughby, AIA; RTA Architects
The Emerging Professionals Bootcamp was initially conceived out of conversations and feedback around the current issues members in Southern Colorado were facing. The board heard that there was a […]

How growth is impacting Colorado’s neighbors

The 2018 AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference (P+DC) theme is “A State of Growth” and is focused on the rapidly changing environment and state of architecture here in Colorado. While this construction boom […]

Three tips for passing the ARE

By Meg Shubert Allen, AIA; Stantec
Three years ago at this time, I was enjoying the last bit of summer before I would buckle down and start studying for my last three architectural registration exams. […]

Recap: A’18 through the eyes of an AIA Colorado member

By Avik Guha, AIA, Roth Sheppard Architects
The A’18 Conference in New York City comes at a remarkable time of change in the Big Apple, 30 years since the previous time the city hosted AIA’s […]

Reflecting on the Group Mentorship Program

By Wells Squier, AIA, Principal at Anderson Hallas Architects and Denver Director on the AIA Colorado Board of Directors

One of the many reasons I love the profession of architecture so much centers on the fact that […]

Being a new mom in architecture

By Leanna De La Torre, AIA and architect at Humphries Poli Architects
The transition to motherhood was an uncertain one. There’s no way to really know what working will be like once you become a […]

Thinking about Licensure? So is the NCARB Think Tank

By Avik Guha, AIA, NCARB and architect at Roth Sheppard Architects

Each year, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) selects 12 emerging professionals to serve on the Think Tank. Members of the Think Tank […]

AIA College of Fellows: Committee Process

By Phil Gerou, FAIA; 2019 AIA Colorado/College of Fellows Nominating Committee
Being elected to the AIA’s College of Fellows is the highest individual honor that the American Institute of Architects bestows on members, short of the […]

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    AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring Martha Bennett, FAIA

AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring Martha Bennett, FAIA

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    AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: The History of Colorado Architecture

AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: The History of Colorado Architecture

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    AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring Cheri Gerou, FAIA

AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring Cheri Gerou, FAIA

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    AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring David Tryba, FAIA

AIA Colorado & State Historical Fund: Featuring David Tryba, FAIA

 

AIA Colorado Architect Spends Career on Sustainability

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”― Henry David Thoreau.
That Thoreau quote has acted as a North Star throughout Scott Rodwin, AIA’s career, […]

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    Recently Elevated Local Fellow to Present at Practice + Design Conference

Recently Elevated Local Fellow to Present at Practice + Design Conference

Despite having worked as an architect for decades, 2018 is a big year for Stuart Coppedge, FAIA.

First, the RTA principal was recently elevated to AIA Fellowship. One of only two living Fellows in Southern […]

AIA Elevates Four Colorado Architects to the College of Fellows

Denver, February 23, 2018—The 2018 American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Jury of Fellows has elevated 152 architects across the U.S. to the College of Fellows, four of which are from Colorado.

Fellowship is the highest […]

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    Brad Buchanan, FAIA, Emphasizes the Importance of Architecture

Brad Buchanan, FAIA, Emphasizes the Importance of Architecture

To describe the Executive Director of Denver Community Planning and Development Brad Buchanan, FAIA, as “passionate” would be an understatement.

For him, architecture is about much more than simply design—it’s about continually pursuing a greater […]

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    Nan Anderson, FAIA: Architect, Mentor and “Master of her own Ship”

Nan Anderson, FAIA: Architect, Mentor and “Master of her own Ship”

When she founded her firm, Andrews & Anderson Architects in 1990, Nan Anderson, FAIA, netted $3.15 an hour for her first project. And she couldn’t have been happier.
“There was joy and rapture and a […]

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