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Meet a Member: Robin Ault, AIA

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins&Will and Editorial Committee Chair  
In October of 2017, Perkins and Will officially gained a foothold in Denver by merging with longtime Denver firm Sink Combs Dethlefs. This sort […]

Meet the North Director on the Board: Rob Pyatt, AIA

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.)
I was born in Connecticut and raised by a […]

Meet Marc Swackhamer, At-Large Director on the Board

What is your background? Describe your journey from first deciding you wanted to be an architect to now?
I grew up in Northern Ohio, on Lake Erie, in a small town called Huron. My mother […]

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    Meet Lauren Falcon, Associate AIA and Associate Director of the Board

Meet Lauren Falcon, Associate AIA and Associate Director of the Board

What is your background? Describe your journey from first deciding you wanted to be an architect to now?
I was raised northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota in a town named Albany, and was influenced by […]

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    Grounded in Nature – A Conversation with Hrólfur Karl Cela and Marcos Zotes of Basalt Architects of Iceland

Grounded in Nature – A Conversation with Hrólfur Karl Cela and Marcos Zotes of Basalt Architects of Iceland

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins&Will and Editorial Committee Chair  
If you scroll through Instagram or any other social media feed, there is a strong chance that you will come across at least a few […]

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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    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 […]

AIA National resources for members and firms – May 2020

AIA Career Center

AIA is leveraging our existing AIA Career Center Jobs Board to provide a platform for staff sharing to help our community of architects and design professionals during this period of uncertainty. This […]

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    2020 Awards Now Open for Submissions and New Sustainability Category

2020 Awards Now Open for Submissions and New Sustainability Category

By Marisol Foreman, AIA, project architect at Rowland + Broughton and 2020 Awards Committee Vice Chair

The 2020 Awards Committee is proud to include a brand new Sustainable Design category as a part of the 2020 Design […]

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” […]

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 […]

Ask ARCH-ie

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… […]

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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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How can I help?

By Mike Waldinger, Honorary AIA, CEO of AIA Colorado

The instinctive response of the architecture profession to step forward in times of crisis validates the trust the state places in those practitioners to protect the […]

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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 […]

Pandemics and Project Schedules

On April 1, Professional Affiliate Phil Cardi, Managing Member of Cardi, Schulte and Ford, LLC, gave a virtual presentation about how COVID-19 may impact your contracts.

See his top takeaways below:

Understand your contractual commitments […]

Now is the time for Denver to remake our streets for people

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins&Will and Editorial Committee Chair  

In these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is the new normal. In fact, it is currently mandated here in Colorado and people […]

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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    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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Now (Finally) the Time for Architects to Phone it In?

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
Telecommuting—depending on who’s reporting—is either the death of collaboration, or the solution to unaffordable real estate. At least those were the two alternatives before our […]

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, […]

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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    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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