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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

Reflecting on 25 years as the State Architect

After a long career as an architect, 25 years of which were spent in public office, Larry Friedberg, FAIA recently retired. Read his reflection below, what he hopes for the future of architecture in […]

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    Colorado architect reflects on his military service during National Veterans Month

Colorado architect reflects on his military service during National Veterans Month

Colorado architect, Jeos Oreamuno, AIA began his career by virtually constructing complete cities within a matter of two weeks.

In early 2000, Oreamuno enlisted in the United States Air Force as an engineering specialist. After […]

2020 AIA Colorado Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

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    Scott Rodwin, AIA Prepares to Speak at the AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference

Scott Rodwin, AIA Prepares to Speak at the AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
Scott Rodwin, AIA is the president of Rodwin Architecture, a twelve-person design/build firm located in Boulder. As a 2019 AIA Colorado conference speaker, Rodwin will present […]

Spotlight on School Design: Meet Stephanie Grose, AIA

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA, member of the AIA Colorado Member Voice and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committees

Describe your journey from deciding you wanted to be an architect to now.
My claim to fame is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Selling Out or Selling Up?

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
Are you a buyout veteran yet? If the trend toward consolidation among architecture and engineering firms continues, any of us could face a sale or […]

A Letter From the President

Dear members,

Happy new year!

I look forward to serving as the 2020 AIA Colorado Board President and to collaborating with all of you to enhance the quality of the built environment for all.

I joined the […]

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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 […]

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    It is time [for the architecture profession] to become self-aware

It is time [for the architecture profession] to become self-aware

A Panel Discussion Regarding How to Inclusively Lead the Next Generation of Architectural Talent
By Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA, 2019 AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee Member 

In my previous post, I summarized architect and equity advocate Rosa […]

AIA Colorado Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Denver, Colo., December 13, 2019—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado has announced its 2020 Board of Directors.

Following a two-month process, the 2020 Nominating Committee chaired by Past President, Carl Hole, AIA recommended a […]

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    2019 AIA Colorado Practice & Design Conference Dialogues on JEDI Architecture; A two-part post regarding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the architecture profession

2019 AIA Colorado Practice & Design Conference Dialogues on JEDI Architecture; A two-part post regarding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the architecture profession

By Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA, 2019 AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee Member 

In early November of 2019, AIA Colorado held their annual Practice & Design Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.  With over 600+ participants from around the […]

Suburban Remix: American Aspirations and Swedish Practice

By Drew Allen, AIA, chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
At this year’s Practice + Design Conference hosted by AIA Colorado in Breckenridge, one of the most intriguing talks that I attended was titled “Suburban […]

2019 Conference Highlight: Boring Architecture

By Parker Williams, AIA, member of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
Boring Architecture was the title of the presentation by HouMinn at the 2019 AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference but their work is […]

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 […]

 

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

Selling Out or Selling Up?

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
Are you a buyout veteran yet? If the trend toward consolidation among architecture and engineering firms continues, any of us could face a sale or […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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    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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