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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?” […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Members of the media, please contact AIA Colorado Marketing and Communications Manager, Marisa Pooley, at 303.228.3913.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]