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 […]
How did you get into architecture?
As a kid, my favorite toys were Legos and Tinker Toys. My father and my grandfather were always doing home repairs and building projects at our “farm” (it was […]
Todd Kennedy Receives American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region’s 2018 Young Architect of the Year
Licensed less than ten years, CCY’s Todd Kennedy, AIA has designed numerous award-winning projects including Old Pond Residence, which received a 2017 AIA Colorado Award of Excellence, and Red Butte Residence, which received a […]
Picture this scenario: Your company is throwing a holiday party after a successful year. Festivities begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a lavish dinner at a nearby restaurant. Invitations were sent to […]
Cesar Olivas became interested in architecture from an early age through a unique perspective into housing challenges for families. The son of Mexican immigrants, Olivas grew up in Southern California, moving from apartment to […]
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 […]
Denver, Colo. Tuesday, April 9—AIA Colorado is pleased to announce that after conducting a nationwide executive search, the organization has hired Mike Waldinger, Honorary AIA as Executive Vice President & CEO.
Waldinger has served as […]
Superior Essex is paving the way to a more sustainable future for the entire building materials industry. Global Head of Sustainability Annie Bevan explains the movement towards transparency in sustainability and how you can […]
A Balancing Act: Reflections on the dichotomy that is development in Italy and reminders for our local industry
By Rachael Johnson, AIA, 2019 AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee
As a passionate traveler I have found myself disappointed to find cranes and scaffolding littering the skyline and much anticipated views of the few destinations […]
First Quarter Update
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, […]
By Chris CaraDonna, The Weidt Group, a Willdan Company
Before Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) picked up traction, building owners had little incentive to invest in energy-efficient (EE) measures for their properties—it was a struggle to […]
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 […]
Denver, Colo., December 18, 2018—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado has announced its 2019 Board of Directors.
Elected by members in October, the new board is comprised of architects from across the state and […]
Members of the media, please contact AIA Colorado Marketing and Communications Manager, Marisa Pooley, at 303.228.3913.
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 […]
By Judith Repp, AIA and Jeff Mullikin, PE
Judith: At last! ‘Materials Matter’ comes to Denver! The design and construction communities in Portland, Philadelphia, Seattle and Dallas have already benefited from the series hosted in those […]
The Architecture Billings Index is an economic indicator for nonresidential construction activity, with a lead time of approximately 9–12 months. Investment groups like Wells Fargo, media outlets, firms of all sizes, and business leaders rely on […]
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 […]
Nominations by the Membership onto the 2019 AIA Colorado Board of Directors Ballot Due October 4.
See the proposed slate of candidates here.
Nominations by the membership are due by 4 p.m. October 4, 2018 to […]
Denver, Colo., September 10, 2018—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado recognized 21 projects with design awards and five local architects with honor awards at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards Gala on […]
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 […]
Nicole Marshall, the President and Founder of Curated Communications, has lived and worked in Denver for the past 5 years after discovering and falling in love with our State’s incredible quality of life. Prior to […]
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. […]
By Ali Menke Joiner, AIA, architect at Shears Adkins Rockmore
Being an architect is hard. We go through rigorous studio sessions in college to achieve a degree, only then to prove our value creatively and […]
By Nikolaus Remus, AIA Government Affairs Manager for AIA Colorado
Since January, we have been hard at work advocating on behalf of architects at the State Capitol. Now that the 2018 legislative session has ended, […]
Our Government Affairs Committee and Legislative Subcommittee are hard at work reviewing new bills proposed during the 2018 legislative session that began last month. Here are some items of interest to the architecture profession. […]
As you know, advocating on behalf of architects is an important part of our work at AIA Colorado. You probably are also aware that the Colorado Legislative Session is underway, and that we are […]