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Congratulations Newly Licensed Architects 2020

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    Meet a member: Tim Barr, senior vice president and office leader at CannonDesign

Meet a member: Tim Barr, senior vice president and office leader at CannonDesign

What is your background? Describe your journey from first deciding you wanted to be an architect to now? (If not an architect, describe your career journey.)
As far back as I remember, I’ve had deep […]

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    Is a global pandemic the great equalizer? A conversation with AIA Colorado Board Section Directors

Is a global pandemic the great equalizer? A conversation with AIA Colorado Board Section Directors

How has COVID-19 impacted each of the regions in Colorado?
That was the question posed to the 2020 AIA Colorado Section Directors during a virtual panel on April 8.

While each of the directors spoke about […]

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    How is the AIA Colorado Board & Staff spending their free time right now?

How is the AIA Colorado Board & Staff spending their free time right now?

We’ve been pumping out resources and articles about COVID-19 and what it means for architects. But we thought we’d take a break from the serious (albeit important content), and let you know how some […]

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    PART 2: What does remote work look like when you have kids at home?

PART 2: What does remote work look like when you have kids at home?

Last week we posted the first part of this story after chatting with several members who are parents. But over the weekend we continued to hear from more parents who are navigating their new […]

Welcome New Members 2020

What does remote work look like when you have kids at home?

Adjusting to remote-work can be difficult for any architect who is used to the collaboration, client meetings, and WiFi bandwidth that a traditional firm office provides. But for architects who are also parents to […]

COVID-19 Updates & Resources for AIA Colorado Members

Focus on the Future: State of the Association Recap

By Drew Allen, AIA | Project Architect, AECOM | Chair, Editorial Committee 

On July 22, 2020, during the State of the Association Address, the AIA Colorado Board of Directors shared a new mission and vision, […]

Prevention Through Design

By Susan Pratt Reinhardt, AIA | Reinhardt Lean Design and Consulting 

How Lean Design and Lean Construction can Partner for the Best Results
Between January 2012 and early 2014, more than 500 Indian migrant workers and 382 […]

Resources on Race: July 22 Edition

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    Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA | AIA Colorado Communications Director | Co-Chair, Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee
 

Annicia Streete is an architecture and construction practitioner at Catena Construction and Sprocket Design+Planning. She’s an adjunct faculty […]

Ask ARCH-ie: Help with Licensure

Ask ARCH-ie is a Q&A series answered by the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Group. Have a question? Members can reach out with issues in an anonymous format. Ask ARCH-ie today! 
 

 
QUESTION:
I’m struggling with pursuing licensure […]

What’s Next? Turning Passion Into Action

Seven Ways to Continue Momentum on Equity through Politics and Community Engagement
By Drew Allen, AIA | Project Architect, AECOM | Chair, Editorial Committee

 

It’s difficult to put into words how tumultuous this year has been […]

Share Your Firm’s Diversity Best Practices

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    Business of Architecture Knowledge Community: Summer 2020 Update

Business of Architecture Knowledge Community: Summer 2020 Update

Our Business of Architecture Knowledge Community could never have predicted the challenges that our members would face in 2020.
For the past two years, we were a committee that created an annual series full of […]

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    Let’s Talk About Race Panel Discussion: Access the Recording

Let’s Talk About Race Panel Discussion: Access the Recording

On June 9, AIA Colorado hosted a virtual panel discussion on racial equity in the architecture profession and what architects can do to help design a more equitable profession. View the recorded panel discussion on YouTube […]

Resources on Racial Equity

 

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

Prevention Through Design

By Susan Pratt Reinhardt, AIA | Reinhardt Lean Design and Consulting 

How Lean Design and Lean Construction can Partner for the Best Results
Between January 2012 and early 2014, more than 500 Indian migrant workers and 382 […]

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    Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA | AIA Colorado Communications Director | Co-Chair, Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee
 

Annicia Streete is an architecture and construction practitioner at Catena Construction and Sprocket Design+Planning. She’s an adjunct faculty […]

What’s Next? Turning Passion Into Action

Seven Ways to Continue Momentum on Equity through Politics and Community Engagement
By Drew Allen, AIA | Project Architect, AECOM | Chair, Editorial Committee

 

It’s difficult to put into words how tumultuous this year has been […]

On Architecture and Representation

By Larry Sykes, AIA | Owner, Sykes Projects | Co-Chair, Equity Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

One perhaps small symptom of the pervasive and systemic racism people are now protesting in the wake of George Floyd’s […]

Advocating for Equity: A Letter from the CEO

June 1, 2020

 

Members of the Architecture Community:

By any measure, the Colorado we live and practice in today as a community of architects feels less healthy, less safe and is not faring well. In this […]

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    Inequity in Healthcare Design Amid COVID-19: Four Takeaways from an AIA Virtual Connect

Inequity in Healthcare Design Amid COVID-19: Four Takeaways from an AIA Virtual Connect

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the architecture practice during COVID-19, AIA Colorado hosts weekly Virtual Connect events, free and open to AIA members. On May 7, the Academy of Architecture for […]

Virtual Connect Recap: Alternate Means & Methods Including Mass Timber

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA, Advocacy Engagement Director at AIA Colorado 

Samir Mokashi, principal at Code Unlimited, joined AIA Colorado to share his expertise in using lesser-known code compliance paths. These options are proving especially useful […]

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    The statewide COVID-19 “stay at home” order becomes “safer at home”

The statewide COVID-19 “stay at home” order becomes “safer at home”

Governor Polis has issued a new safer-at-home executive order (summary and direct link here) effective April 27th. The most important thing to know is that local jurisdictions have the authority to implement more restrictive […]

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    AIA Colorado submits comments to DORA AES Board’s draft rules

AIA Colorado submits comments to DORA AES Board’s draft rules

The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors is updating the rules for these professions in 2020. The draft rules were released earlier this month ahead of their first […]

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

By Susan Pratt Reinhardt, AIA, Associate Principal at LeanProject and Editorial Committee Member

As many of us work from home using Zoom conferencing and the phone, there has been a lot of concern about how to […]

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    Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

Equity in Architecture: A Frank Conversation with Annicia Streete

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA | AIA Colorado Communications Director | Co-Chair, Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee
 

Annicia Streete is an architecture and construction practitioner at Catena Construction and Sprocket Design+Planning. She’s an adjunct faculty […]

What’s Next? Turning Passion Into Action

Seven Ways to Continue Momentum on Equity through Politics and Community Engagement
By Drew Allen, AIA | Project Architect, AECOM | Chair, Editorial Committee

 

It’s difficult to put into words how tumultuous this year has been […]

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    The statewide COVID-19 “stay at home” order becomes “safer at home”

The statewide COVID-19 “stay at home” order becomes “safer at home”

Governor Polis has issued a new safer-at-home executive order (summary and direct link here) effective April 27th. The most important thing to know is that local jurisdictions have the authority to implement more restrictive […]

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    AIA Colorado submits comments to DORA AES Board’s draft rules

AIA Colorado submits comments to DORA AES Board’s draft rules

The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors is updating the rules for these professions in 2020. The draft rules were released earlier this month ahead of their first […]

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    Updates from the Government Affairs Committee and the State and Local Government Network

Updates from the Government Affairs Committee and the State and Local Government Network

By Brandon Gossard, AIA, associate at Anderson Hallas Architects, Government Affairs Committee Chair and State and Local Government Network Liaison
The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) has, along with all of us, worked to find a […]

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    UPDATE: How the statewide stay-at-home order affects architects

UPDATE: How the statewide stay-at-home order affects architects

3-27-20 update
On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order in effect through April 11. Please note many terms below have been updated to match those used in the state’s order (such […]

How stay-at-home orders affect architects

On Monday, March 23, the City and County of Denver, the City of Boulder and Pitkin County all released stay-at-home orders their residents. Denver and Boulder use nearly identical language and are both currently […]

What is the AIA Colorado Architectural Advocacy Network?

By Erin Braunstein, AIA, senior architect at Davis Partnership Architects and Architectural Advocacy Network Chair  
AIA Colorado’s Architectural Advocacy Network (AAN) is beginning our sophomore year, so we have set our expectations a little higher to foster a culture […]

Legislative Update February 18, 2020

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA, Advocacy Engagement Director at AIA Colorado 
We are no officially one-third of the way through the 2020 legislative session. AIA Colorado has taken formal positions on or is closely monitoring the […]

Government Affairs Committee & Legislative Subcommittee

The 2020 Colorado legislative session began on Wednesday, January 8 and will run through May 6. During the session, our legislative subcommittee collectively reviews every bill introduced to evaluate which may affect the architecture […]

Ask ARCH-ie: Help with Licensure

Ask ARCH-ie is a Q&A series answered by the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Group. Have a question? Members can reach out with issues in an anonymous format. Ask ARCH-ie today! 
 

 
QUESTION:
I’m struggling with pursuing licensure […]

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    Inequity in Healthcare Design Amid COVID-19: Four Takeaways from an AIA Virtual Connect

Inequity in Healthcare Design Amid COVID-19: Four Takeaways from an AIA Virtual Connect

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the architecture practice during COVID-19, AIA Colorado hosts weekly Virtual Connect events, free and open to AIA members. On May 7, the Academy of Architecture for […]

Ask ARCH-ie: Funky Corona Medina

By Jenelle Tennigkeit, AIA, Chair of the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Working Group 
Dear ARCH-ie, 

How are firms transitioning back to the office after work from home? All at once or staged? Soon? Later? How do […]

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    Ask ARCH-ie: COVID- what is it good for – absolutely nothing!

Ask ARCH-ie: COVID- what is it good for – absolutely nothing!

By Nick Caravella, AIA, Chair of the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Working Group 
Dear ARCH-ie, 

Work is often depleting to me, and as a social person I usually use my community to metaphorically “refill my cup” […]

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By Kaylyn Kirby, AIA, Chair of the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Working Group and Ryan Goold, AIA, member of the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals Working Group

A few weeks ago (or was it a month… […]

Lockdown Month Two: Your Perspective

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
It’s been a month, folks. In Colorado, we’ve had four weeks at home, and it feels like four months. Time passes strangely, and the hours […]

Licensure in the Time of Coronavirus

By Avik Guha, AIA, Project Manager at Roth Sheppard Architects and Jered Minter, AIA, Campus Architect at the University of Colorado Denver, Office of Institutional Planning
Although not the topic we expected to be covering, please […]

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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

*Originally posted January 21, 2019. Kirby is now a licensed architect and serves as the 2020 Secretary. 

Kaylyn Kirby, Associate AIA at Semple Brown Design is a self-proclaimed “non-joiner.” So, it may surprise you that […]

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 […]

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    About the AIA Colorado College of Fellows Nominating Committee

About the AIA Colorado College of Fellows Nominating Committee

By Phil Gerou, FAIA, Fellows Nominating Committee Chair 
Each year, the AIA Colorado Fellows Nominating Committee seeks recommendations for potential candidates to consider for advancement to Fellowship. The goals of the Nominating Committee are to […]

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    2020 AIA Colorado College of Fellows Nominating Committee Process

2020 AIA Colorado College of Fellows Nominating Committee Process

By Phil Gerou, FAIA, Fellows Nominating Committee Chair 
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 Institute’s Gold […]

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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