Nikolaus Remus, AIA

Nikolaus Remus

Advocacy Engagement Director


In his role, Nikolaus Remus, AIA manages state and local advocacy initiatives and monitors legislature that may impact architects. He also oversees several committees, including the Government Affairs Committee, the Legislative Subcommittee, the new Architectural Advocacy Network and the Regional Urban Design Knowledge Community.

A licensed architect, Nikolaus previously spent nine years working at CTA Architects Engineers Denver office. He is a LEED AP with a BD+C specialty.

Before joining the AIA Colorado staff, Nikolaus was an active AIA member, serving on and chairing the Government Affairs Committee and the Legislative Subcommittee. Nikolaus was a guest lecturer for the Architectural Registration EXAM (ARE) ASAP program; was a mentor lead for the inaugural group mentorship program, is an A3LC member and a ULI Colorado member.

Nikolaus is a voracious reader of state and local political news, a beer enthusiast (his favorite brewery is TRVE) and he refuses to outgrow is love of video games.

Favorite architecture:

The Colorado State Capitol. Walking next to the Capitol has been a part of my daily commute for 12 years. There’s so much going on there—it’s a wild combination of professional and over-the-top design.

Favorite book:

The Baroque Cycle trilogy by Neal Stephenson