Volunteer with AIA Colorado


Make the most of your AIA Colorado membership by getting involved on a committee, task force or knowledge community.

We know that our members have diverse talents, which is why we provide a variety of opportunities for you to share your perspective, roll up your sleeves and work with your peers to develop new solutions for architects and design a better world for all of us to enjoy.

Plus, volunteering is the best way to build your leadership skills, gain experience outside your workplace, network with peers and even meet clients.

Architectural Advocacy Network

While the Government Affairs Committee helps guide AIA Colorado’s statewide initiatives, members of the Advocacy Network will help to expand our advocacy efforts across the state and in local communities.

Architect Licensing Advisor

A board-appointed role, the Architect Licensing Advisor volunteers to help those pursuing licensure, working closely with AIA and NCARB.

The 2018-2019 Architect Licensing Advisor is Avik Guha, AIA; Roth Sheppard Architects.

For more information, email axp@aiacolorado.org.

Business of Architecture Series Planning Committee

This committee helps to plan a business of architecture series, which is geared toward equipping mid-career architects with the business know-how, tools and resources necessary to lead stable, prosperous firms.

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Committee

The Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP) aims to train the next generation of leaders in architecture through a series of eight sessions. Each year, this competitive program accepts 16 emerging professionals to collaborate, learn together and develop as leaders in architecture. Click here for more information.

2018 – 2019 Executive Committee Members:

Design Awards Committee

This committee helps to plan our annual design awards program, which celebrates great design and recognizes the many accomplishments of Colorado architects.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

We believe that developing a profession that respects and values different experiences, backgrounds, beliefs and ideas will propel architecture into the future and better position our members to succeed.

AIA Colorado is seeking volunteers to continue and build upon the work of the 2018 Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness (EDI)Task Force, and promote equity, diversity and inclusiveness within the architecture profession in Colorado.

Fellows Nominating Committee

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

Committee Chair: Phil Gerou, FAIA; Gerou & Associates

Government Affairs Committee

As we seek to empower architects to advocate on behalf of themselves and their profession, we hope you’ll join us. Whether you are very familiar with legislation and bills that affect architects, or would just like to learn more and share your perspective, the Government Affairs Committee is a great way to get involved and help us define our advocacy priorities.

Legislative Subcommittee

An appointed subcommittee of the Government Affairs Committee, this group meets weekly during the Colorado legislative session (January – May) and helps us dig deeper to address specific legislation that affects the practice and regulation of architecture.

Local Peer Networks

Connect with like-minded individuals in your area!

We’ve made it easy for you to volunteer and organize one of the below Local Peer Network opportunities. Simply select which opportunity you’d like to organize, follow the steps outlined here and we’ll support you through advertising, ideas and AIA announcements to share.

Options include: local firm roundtables & meet-ups, hard hat tours, design charrettes and engagement opportunities with government officials.

Member Voice Committee

We are seeking volunteers to help guide AIA Colorado’s content decisions and ensure that we are sharing the information, resources and articles that matter most to members and help the public to better understand the value of architects.

Practice + Design Conference Committee

The Practice + Design Conference Committee helps to select a theme, vet speakers and optimize the program for our annual conference, which draws more than 600 design professionals.

Regional Urban Design Knowledge Community

The Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community meets monthly to discuss issues related to the design of public spaces throughout the Denver Metro Area. Currently, the group is closely monitoring revisions to the city’s Land Use and Transportation Plan (Blueprint Denver) and identifying opportunities for members to get involved with placemaking initiatives in their neighborhoods.

For more information or to join, email nikolaus@aiacolorado.org.