Volunteer with AIA Colorado

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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.

Each year we offer a robust mix of programs that support our architect members throughout the state and at every stage of their career, celebrate their excellent work and help them give back to their communities.

Visit our calendar for more specific details and dates for each of the below programs.

2020 Conference

2020 Conference

This committee helps plan our banner event which draws 600+ design professionals by selecting a theme, researching and securing speakers, planning conference activities and more.

Architecture Advocates 

Architecture Advocates

Members of the Architecture Advocates Network help to expand our advocacy efforts across the state and in local communities. The network has four goals in 2020:

  1. Recognize members’ existing advocacy efforts.
  2. Invite more members to get involved.
  3. Help members develop skills to succeed.
  4. Connect like-minded members to take action!

Awards

Awards

This committee helps to plan our annual design & honor awards programs, which celebrate great design and recognize the many accomplishments of Colorado architects.

College of Fellows Nominating Committee 

College of Fellows Nominating Committee

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

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Committee

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Committee

This committee is for past participants of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program who would like to pay it forward by serving on the group’s executive committee for the 2020-2021 program.

Editorial Committee 

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee is ideal for members who have a passion around storytelling, photography, videography, writing and podcasts. 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.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

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.

This committee builds upon the work of the 2019 committee to promote equity, diversity and inclusiveness within the architecture profession in Colorado through events, programs, initiatives, partnerships and research

Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee 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 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 objectives and policy priorities.

Mentorship Committee

Mentorship Committee

This committee helps facilitate AIA Colorado’s group mentorship program, which is an opportunity for members to collaborate, support and learn from each other. It facilitates conversations among the Colorado architectural community and creates a collaborative network of members from all disciplines and of all ages.

Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community

Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community

This knowledge community provides educational and networking opportunities for members who work on healthcare projects and seek to advance this rapidly-evolving area of practice.

Business of Architecture Knowledge Community

Business of Architecture Knowledge Community

Members of this steering committee 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. Events will appeal to professionals with a variety of experience – from firm principals to mid-career professionals hoping to hone their practice management skills.

Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community

Regional & 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.

Emerging Professionals Programming Working Group

Emerging Professionals Programming Working Group

This group researches opportunities for programs and events that help emerging professionals establish themselves, connect with each other and advance in their careers.

Sustainability Advancement Working Group

Sustainability Advancement Working Group

This group reviews AIA’s 2030 Challenge, Committee on the Environment (COTE), Materials Matter Program, and more to advance Colorado’s sustainability efforts.

Section Activities Working Group

Section Activities Working Group

This group works together to identify opportunities for Local Connects, member milestones, public engagement and service projects in their local section.