Colorado Architects and Firms Receive Top Honors from AIA Colorado
DENVER – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2017 AIA Colorado Awards, in Denver on Friday, Aug. 18. The AIA Colorado Honor Awards recognize firms and individuals who are setting examples in both design and leadership in our state.
“The Honor Awards are a representation of the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and expertise in our industry. Each of this year’s winners is not only dedicated to achieving quality design of the built environment, but to elevating the profession of architecture for generations to come,” said Cathy Rosset, Executive Vice President/CEO of AIA Colorado.
Congratulations to the 2017 AIA Colorado Honor Awards Winners:
- Leadership Award (posthumously awarded) – Karen Lee Walker Harris, AIA
- Twenty-Five Year Award – 1999 Broadway in Denver. (Architect: C.W. Fentress and Associates)
- Associate Member of the Year Award – Rob Hollis, Associate AIA
- Young Firm of the Year Award – Echo Architecture in Colorado Springs.
- Young Architect of the Year Award – Steev Wilson, AIA of Forum Phi Architecture in Aspen.
- Firm of the Year Award – Anderson Mason Dale Architects in Denver.
- Architect of the Year Award – Scott Lindenau, FAIA of Studio B Architecture + Interiors in Aspen
The 2017 AIA Colorado Honor Awards Jury was comprised of three individuals: Gregory M. Friesen, FAIA of CSNA Architects in Colorado Springs (2017 Jury Chair), David Barrett, FAIA of Barrett Studio Architects in Boulder, and Maria Cole, AIA of gkkworks in Denver.
In addition, the AIA awards also recognized 28 Colorado projects for design excellence. Judged by architects from across the nation, the winning projects were recognized for build, materials, aesthetics, space and design.
“The diverse and beautiful work of all of the firms who put their hearts and souls into creating magnificent works of architecture are truly spectacular to see. We are honored to recognize these Colorado architecture firms for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and design,” said Cathy Rosset, executive vice president/CEO of AIA Colorado.
The 2017 AIA Colorado Design Awards included recognition of projects designed by firms in AIA Colorado South, AIA Colorado North, AIA Colorado West and AIA Denver. New this year, AIA Colorado presented ‘Best of State’ awards to projects that rose to the top of their local sections either this year or in the years prior. The highest honor in each design award category is Excellence, followed by Merit and Honorable Mention.
Among the AIA Denver Design Award Winners were the following Colorado-based projects:
- Roth Sheppard Architects, Blue Moon Brewery, Interior Architecture
- Meridian 105 Architecture LLC, Denver Pallet House, One-Two Family Under $1 Million
- gkkworks, Halcyon Hotel, Commercial/Institutional
- Gensler, Westin Denver International Airport (DEN) Hotel and Transit Center, Commercial/Institutional
- Alan Ford Architects, Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity Duplex, Kittredge, CO, Residential Architecture: One-Two Family Under $1 Million
- Tomecek Studio Architecture, Sunset Pavilion Firestone, CO, Commercial/Institutional
- Davis Partnership Architects, The Training Center, Aurora, CO, Commercial/Institutional
- Johnson Nathan Strohe, The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, Commercial/Institutional
For more information about the AIA Colorado Honor Awards program and this year’s winners, visit www.aiacolorado.org.
Featured image courtesy of Westin, DIA