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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 […]

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    Meet Cassidy Sanderson, Associate AIA, Director on the AIA Colorado Board

Meet Cassidy Sanderson, Associate 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?
My first decision to go to architecture school came from my sister in law. She was already […]

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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 […]

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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    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 […]

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?” […]

AIA Colorado wins PRSA Award for Website

 

Denver, Colo. Thursday, May 9—AIA Colorado was honored last week with a 2019 PRSA Gold Pick Award for its refreshed website, which launched in late 2018.

The award recognized the AIA Colorado website for its […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    2019 Architectural Education Foundation Professional Scholarship Recipients

2019 Architectural Education Foundation Professional Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 Architectural Education Foundation Professional Scholarship recipients:
Hobart D. Wagener Scholarship
2019 recipient:  Avik Guha, AIA

Project/Destination:  An architectural  journey through Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Kuwait, Morocco and Spain to experience many of the places […]

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 […]

 

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

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    A Balancing Act: Reflections on the dichotomy that is development in Italy and reminders for our local industry

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 […]

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    Energy Efficiency 101 for Colorado C-PACE: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Opportunities

Energy Efficiency 101 for Colorado C-PACE: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Opportunities

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 […]

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    Call for Volunteers: 2019 AIA Colorado Committees and Task Forces

Call for Volunteers: 2019 AIA Colorado Committees and Task Forces

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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 […]

Planning Committee on Materials Matter

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 […]

Architecture Billings Index (ABI)

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 […]

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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 […]

2019 AIA Colorado Board Slate of Candidates and Nominations

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 […]

Colorado Architects & Firms Receive Top Design & Honor Awards

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 […]

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 […]

AIA State Government Network Annual Conference report

By Nikolaus Remus, AIA; AIA Colorado

This month I had the opportunity, along with volunteer Brandon Gossard, Assoc. AIA from the Government Affairs Committee, of representing AIA Colorado at the annual AIA State Government Network […]

2018 Legislative Session Report

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, […]

2018 Legislative Session Update

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. […]

How Are Laws Passed in Colorado? A Primer for Architects

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 […]

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