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For all media inquiries, contact Marisa Pooley, APR at marisa@aiacolorado.org or 303.228.3913.

Congratulations Newly-Licensed Architects 2018

Welcome New Members 2018

Meet the 2019 President—Q&A with Zach Taylor, AIA

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 […]

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    Todd Kennedy Receives American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region’s 2018 Young Architect of the Year

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 […]

Liquor Liability: It’s No Party for Social Hosts

By USI
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 […]

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    Cesar Olivas, AIA: Citizen Architect & Champion for Diversity

Cesar Olivas, AIA: Citizen Architect & Champion for Diversity

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 […]

Adam Harding, AIA: A Man of Many Goals

Adam Harding, AIA first set his sights on being an architect in high school when he realized his passion for drawing, creating and building could converge into a career. Ambitious from an early age, […]

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    AIA Colorado Professional Affiliate Member Lights up Architecture

AIA Colorado Professional Affiliate Member Lights up Architecture

Jeff Mullikin, PE, LEED AP BD+C was always interested in engineering, math and science, but it was his college experience that really set things in motion and laid the foundation for the rest of […]

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 […]

How to submit for a 2019 AIA Colorado Design Award

AIA Colorado Announces New CEO

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 […]

Closing the Transparency Loop: An Industry Collaboration

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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 […]

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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 […]

Laying the foundation for the future at AIA Colorado

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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

AIA Colorado Announces 2019 Board of Directors

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 […]

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    Call for Volunteers: 2019 AIA Colorado Committees and Task Forces

Call for Volunteers: 2019 AIA Colorado Committees and Task Forces

 

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

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    Practice + Design Conference Speaker Spotlight: Nicole Marshall

Practice + Design Conference Speaker Spotlight: Nicole Marshall

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 […]

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. […]

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    While we’re on the topic of diversity… a perspective on gender balance in the profession

While we’re on the topic of diversity… a perspective on gender balance in the profession

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

AIA 2017 Foresight Report

Get insights and tools to help you navigate the future of the design profession and industry

Navigate the future
Uncertain about the future? Looking for the latest trends that are transforming the design and construction industry? […]

Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace Culture

By Jen Fumuso, AIA and senior associate at OZ Architecture
I was first forewarned that a degree and career in architecture had demanding hours when I told my college advisor that architecture was my choice of […]

Inside the 2018 Design & Honor Awards Steering Committee

By Daniel Nelson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, project architect at Tryba Architects

I’m a Midwesterner at heart – born and raised in Michigan. I lived in Chicago for 10 years and just recently moved […]

Architecture Glossary of Terms

Addenda: 
Written or graphic documents, issued before the execution of a contract that modify, clarify or interpret the bid documents.

AIA: 
The American Institute of Architects, a professional organization of registered architects.

Allowance: 
A fixed sum for a specific […]

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 […]

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