Make the most of your AIA Colorado membership by getting involved in a committee or throwing your hat in the ring for a leadership position. 

Volunteering is a great way to build your leadership skills, gain experience outside your workplace, network with peers, and even meet clients. We offer a variety of opportunities for you to share your perspective, roll up your sleeves, and help advance the profession. From committees to Local Advisory Councils to serving on our Board of Directors, there is something for everyone.


AIA Colorado Board of Directors

The AIA Colorado Board provides stewardship of the nonprofit and is responsible for collaboratively setting the direction of the organization through consensus driven governance, policy-making, and strategic planning. Applications are open annually in October. They are now closed for 2023.

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.

Architecture Advocates Network

Members of the Architecture Advocates Network help to expand our advocacy efforts across the state and in local communities.

Awards Committee

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.

Business of Architecture Knowledge Committee

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.

Conference Committee

This committee helps plan AIA Colorado’s signature event, the Practice + Design Conference, to select a theme, research and secure speakers, plan conference activities and more.

College of Fellows Nominating Committee

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

Committee on the Environment

This committee will review AIA’s 2030 Challenge and more to advance AIA Colorado’s imperative of environmental stewardship.

Editorial Committee

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.

Government Affairs Committee

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.

Local Advisory Councils

Local Advisory Councils work with Section Directors to serve members in a geographic area. This team is comprised of AIA members who are strategically minded, service-oriented, and capable of identifying and responding to industry trends—to enhance and propel the profession and to help members excel in their areas of practice.

Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community

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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