Get Involved

From Committees to Knowledge Communities and appointed roles, volunteering with AIA Colorado is the best way to build your leadership skills, gain new experience, meet colleagues, and shape the profession. Below is a comprehensive list of opportunities. Applications for 2023 Board of Directors and National Councils positions are now open! The full list of 2023 opportunities will open in November.

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AIA Colorado Volunteer Opportunities

OVERVIEW

AIA Colorado seeks member volunteers to serve on committees that embody the mission, vision, and values of the organization. These groups are organized under four overarching themes of Policy Impact, Practice Advancement, Career Leadership, and Community Outreach to move the profession forward. We encourage candidates from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds including career stage, firm size, practice type, location, and personal demographics. 

Thank you for your interest in serving!

Apply for 2023 open positions by November 30th, 2022.

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Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community

The Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community provides educational and networking opportunities for members who work on healthcare projects and seek to advance this rapidly evolving area of practice.

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Architect Licensing Advisor

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A board-appointed role, the Architect Licensing Advisor volunteers to help those pursuing licensure, working closely with AIA and NCARB. This is a two-year appointment.


Awards Committee

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The Awards Committee helps to plan the annual AIA Colorado Design + Honor Awards program, which elevates design and recognizes the accomplishments of individual Colorado architects and firms.

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Business of Architecture Knowledge Community

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Members of this team help to organize events and learning opportunities around the business side of architecture. Topics might include marketing, HR and legal, contracts/contract negotiation, and more. Interest will appeal to professionals with a variety of experience—from firm principals to mid-career professionals hoping to hone their practice management skills.

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College of Fellows Nominating Committee

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This committee identifies candidates and helps members who are in the process of applying to the AIA College of Fellows.

Committee on the Environment

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This committee will review AIA’s 2030 Challenge and more to advance AIA Colorado’s imperative of environmental stewardship. The committee will build awareness of and promote the use of the Framework for Design Excellence and promote a survey to better understand how we can support firms’ efforts toward environmental stewardship.

Conference Committee

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Help plan AIA Colorado’s annual signature event, the Practice + Design Conference, which has historically drawn 500+ design professionals. This committee helps to select a theme, research and secure speakers, plan conference activities, and more. We appreciate volunteers who can identify topics and experts and offer creative special event ideas as we explore options.

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Disaster Response Coordinator

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State disaster coordinators are AIA members who will establish and maintain a relationship with state and/or local county emergency management officials, the chapter and AIA National. Coordinators help maintain a roster of potential volunteers and assist in Disaster Assistance Trainings.

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Editorial Committee

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The Editorial Committee is ideal for members who have an interest in storytelling and is open to volunteers beyond membership (i.e. marketing professionals or students). This committee develops content that advances the profession, provides insight into the life of an architect, and explores current issues and challenges for architects in Colorado.

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Government Affairs Committee

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This team follows issues of statewide concern to the architecture profession, with an emphasis on the Colorado state legislature. Whether you’re already familiar with legislative issues that affect architects or would like to learn and share your perspective, the Government Affairs Committee is a great way to get involved and help us define our advocacy objectives and policy priorities. Each legislative session (January-May), the GAC establishes a legislative subcommittee that proactively reviews all bills introduced. The subcommittee reports to the full committee regularly through the session as input is needed. Legislative Subcommittee members are chosen from returning members to the committee.

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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Committee

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We believe that developing a profession that respects and values different experiences, backgrounds, beliefs and ideas propels architecture into the future and better positions our members to succeed. AIA Colorado seeks volunteers who support this association imperative to continue and build upon existing efforts to promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession in Colorado through events, programs, initiatives, partnerships, and research.

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Local Advisory Councils

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Local Advisory Councils work with Section Directors to act as advisors and a team of volunteers who specialize in roles that serve members in a geographic area. Each section (Denver, North, South, West) has three co-chairs, for a total of 12 positions. 

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Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community

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The Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community discusses issues related to the design of public spaces, land use regulations, and urban planning in Colorado.

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