The American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter presented 13 awards and honors as well as 17 scholarships and grants during its annual Young Architects Awards Gala on April 8 at Cluster Studios in Denver. The AIA Colorado Young Architects Awards Gala is held annually in celebration of Colorado Architecture Month.
The following awards and honorable mentions were selected from 67 entries submitted by firms, designers, students and young architects (licensed 10 years or less) from across the state. The entries were judged by a jury of architects and community leaders, facilitated by Mark Gelernter, Ph.D., dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at University of Colorado at Denver.
Young Architect of the Year
Kenneth Andrews, Arch 11 Inc., Boulder
Intern of the Year
Ryan Dawson, RNL, Denver
Honorable mention: Dorothy Ma
Instructor of the Year
Kenneth Andrews, University of Colorado at Denver
Matt Carlton, Lakewood
Honorable mention: Micah Holroyd
Craftsmanship - Physical Media
Jinny Kim Denver
Honorable mentions: Brandon Rutledge, Benjamin Baldwin, Matthew Joiner
Mark Olsen, Lakewood
Honorable mention: Nathan Jenkins
Dylan McQuinn, Charlie Fentress and Matt Breest, Denver
Honorable mention: Michael Piché
The following 17 scholarships and grants were awarded by The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado, with additional support provided by the national AIA office.
Arthur A. & Florence G. Fisher Traveling Scholarship I - $2,700
Willis O. Pember, Willis Pember Architects Inc., Aspen
To research iconic European alpine structures from the 20th Century with the goal of evaluating the shifting roles of urbanism, landscape and vernacular design sources.
Arthur A. & Florence G. Fisher Traveling Scholarship II - $2,300
Kelly Carlson, Fort Collins
Travel to Sweden to explore the cultural values and design issues that influence average housing in Scandinavia vs. the United States.
James M. Hunter Scholarship - $2,000
Brad Tomecek, Studio H:T, Boulder
To further the investigation of prefabrication with first-hand experiences of the process, procurement chain, plus products of leading firms and suppliers in the U.S. market.
Hobart D. Wagener Traveling Scholarship - $5,000
Jennie Perlmutter and Robyn Shaw, students at the University of Colorado at Denver, will split the scholarship.
To attend the 2011 Glenn Murcutt master class in Australia.
Rodney S. Davis Traveling Scholarship - $4,000
Temple Hoyne Buell Scholarship - $2,500
William C. & Priscilla Muchow Scholarship for Graduate Study I- $3,000
William C. & Priscilla Muchow Scholarship for Graduate Study II- $2,000
2011 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Robert K. Fuller Scholarship for Graduate Study - $2,000
AIA Colorado North Chapter Scholarship - $1,000
50th Anniversary Scholarship - $1,500
C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship - $1,500
DeVon M. Carlson Scholarship - $2,500
Gary G. Landin Scholarship - $1,500
Kenneth R. Fuller Scholarship - $ 2,000
The Mike Kephart Scholarship - $1,000
Oscar R. Sanchez Scholarship - $1,250
This scholarship is given to introduce underserved local students to the art and profession of architecture.