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    Colorado architect reflects on his military service during National Veterans Month

Colorado architect reflects on his military service during National Veterans Month

Colorado architect, Jeos Oreamuno, AIA began his career by virtually constructing complete cities within a matter of two weeks.

In early 2000, Oreamuno enlisted in the United States Air Force as an engineering specialist. After […]

2020 AIA Colorado Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

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    Scott Rodwin, AIA Prepares to Speak at the AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference

Scott Rodwin, AIA Prepares to Speak at the AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee 
Scott Rodwin, AIA is the president of Rodwin Architecture, a twelve-person design/build firm located in Boulder. As a 2019 AIA Colorado conference speaker, Rodwin will present […]

Spotlight on School Design: Meet Stephanie Grose, AIA

By Amy Dvorak, Assoc. AIA, member of the AIA Colorado Member Voice and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committees

Describe your journey from deciding you wanted to be an architect to now.
My claim to fame is […]

The Cable Center Project Architect: Carl Hole, AIA

This year’s Design & Honor Awards Celebration will take place at The Cable Center. And as it just so happens, AIA Colorado’s Past-President, Carl Hole, AIA, Principal at Stantec, was the Project Manager/Project Architect […]

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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 […]

Lockdown Month Two: Your Perspective

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
It’s been a month, folks. In Colorado, we’ve had four weeks at home, and it feels like four months. Time passes strangely, and the hours […]

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    Historic Preservation Panel with the Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community

Historic Preservation Panel with the Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community

By Gregory William Behlen, AIA, architect at D2C Architects and Regional + Urban Design Knowledge Community Steering Committee Member

Amidst the stay at home order, regional and urban design enthusiasts were able to meet virtually for […]

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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    Updates from the Government Affairs Committee and the State and Local Government Network

Updates from the Government Affairs Committee and the State and Local Government Network

By Brandon Gossard, AIA, associate at Anderson Hallas Architects, Government Affairs Committee Chair and State and Local Government Network Liaison
The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) has, along with all of us, worked to find a […]

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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    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 […]

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 […]

 

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

Selling Out or Selling Up?

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, Associate at Semple Brown and Editorial Committee Member
Are you a buyout veteran yet? If the trend toward consolidation among architecture and engineering firms continues, any of us could face a sale or […]

Office Culture and Millennials

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee
What does it mean to create and maintain an office culture? For that matter, what even […]

Upgrading Your Cyber Liability

By USI Insurance Services
This material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, confer with a qualified professional who can provide guidance that considers […]

A Recap of Spring at AIA Colorado

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, I am […]

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?” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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