Colorado Architects and Firms Receive Top Honors from AIA Colorado

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DENVERThe 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:

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:

For more information about the AIA Colorado Honor Awards program and this year’s winners, visit

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