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The Faces of Architecture

American Institute of Architects Colorado


AIAColorado empowers architects to design a better world where we all can live, work and play. Its annual Design & Honor Awards celebrate architects who are innovative designers, community leaders and are advancing architecture in Colorado and beyond.

2018 Architect of the Year
Nan Anderson, FAIA; Principal/Founder, Anderson Hallas Architects

For nearly 30 years, Anderson has dedicated her practice to the preservation of the West’s rugged and refined architectural heritage.

2018 Young Firm of the Year
Meridian 105 Architecture

Founded in 2010 by Chad Mitchell, AIA, Meridian 105 specializes in both residential and commercial, having designed the notable AvantiFood & Beverage.

2018 Young Architect of the Year
Ryan Meeks, AIA; Architect, Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects

Early in his career, Meeks has led the design of important projects like the Denver Botanic Gardens and Meow Wolf. *Not pictured.

2018 Firm of the Year
Semple Brown Design

Founded in 1982, Semple Brown’s commitment to delivering exceptional design has resulted in prominent, award-winning projects throughout Colorado.

2018 Associate of the Year
Elizabeth Held, Associate AIA; Senior Project Manager, Forum Phi Architecture

Held is a leader in architecture and the community, melding traditional with contemporary to enhance Aspen’s unique character.
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