Rowland+Broughton Architecture Honored with Two AIA Awards

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design has been honored with two distinctive awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado chapter, the 2020 AIA Colorado Firm of the Year Award and the 2020 AIA Colorado Design Award of Merit for Art Barn Residence.

Awards were announced on Monday, August 17, at the socially distanced 2020 Design and Honor Awards Drive In Theater Celebration at the Denver Mart Drive In Theater. The event featured award recipients on the big screen, along with photos of the winning projects and jury comments, and was live streamed as well.

Firm of the Year recognizes the outstanding achievement of a firm that has produced notable architecture for at least a decade. Award–winning firms have set an example both in design and leadership in the state.

“Rowland+Broughton create exceptional, award-winning work and are clearly passionate about equity and diversity in the field of architecture. As a woman-led firm, it is fantastic to see the impact that this firm has on the architecture community in Colorado, and more broadly,”the awards jury concluded, “They are an emerging firm with more and more recognition with each passing year.” The jury included members of the AIA Colorado Board of Directors and previous recipients of the Architect of the Year and Young Architects of the Year Honor Awards.

“Beyond thrilled, we are honored, humbled, proud, grateful, and most of all thankful, to AIA Colorado and the awards jury for this recognition as Firm of the Year, to our clients and team, past and present, and to the many colleagues, design professionals, engineers, and product representatives who have been part of our journey,” shares R+B Principal, Sarah Broughton.

“Seventeen years ago, as we started R+B at our kitchen table in our Aspen condo, our goal was to build a solid portfolio of lasting architecture one project at a time,” adds R+B Principal, John Rowland. “Today we have the same goal, each day focusing our full attention on each client and each project. Firm of the Year is a landmark accomplishment for our Aspen and Denver studios, and the Design Award of Merit for Art Barn acknowledges the power of collaboration and how creative design skills inform impactful architecture. Recognizing these meaningful awards, we look forward to our journey moving forward. Congratulations to all involved.”

AIA Colorado Honor Awards honor the outstanding work of AIA Colorado members and their firms, reinforce the value of great architecture, and highlight member’s contributions to positive change. They’re committed to continually growing as architects, value creating a strong team and recognize the power of architecture in our daily lives.

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