The 2020 AIA Colorado Design Award Winners

A look at this year’s top talent in Colorado’s architecture and home design scene
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Renée Del Gaudio Architecture, Mariposa Garden House | Photo by David Lauer Photography

This year’s winning residential projects, awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado, were designed by architecture firms across Colorado and were recognized for innovative uses of materials, space and design, and for reimaging what “home” can mean.

2020 AIA Colorado Design Award Winners

Art Barn, Aspen Co Architect: Rowland & Broughton

Art Barn | Photo by Joshua McHugh

Rowland + Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design
Art Barn | Aspen, CO

Art Barn is a 6,200 SF residence designed for gathering around and displaying various forms of mixed media contemporary art. The owners use the residence for engagement with the art community and raising awareness of the arts by hosting events supporting local entities and housing visiting artists.

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S.L.umber Yard | Photo by Catherine Eichel

Freight910, LLC
S.L.umber Yard | Leadville, CO

This project celebrates the grit and gumption of Leadville. These 13 lodging cabins acknowledge the site’s industrial past while introducing guests to Leadville’s colorful history.

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Mariposa Garden House | Photo by David Lauer Photography

Renée Del Gaudio Architecture
Mariposa Garden House | Boulder, CO

Mariposa Garden House transforms a 1940s ranch home into a house of gardens and light. The design concept creates a maximum impact with a minimum footprint, prioritizing the natural environment over square foot area.

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Mountain Modern Cabin | Photo by David Lauer Photography

HMH Architecture + Interiors
Mountain Modern Cabin | Boulder, CO

The architecture team transformed this “funky 80s timber lodge” to the mountain-modern home the tech industry start-up couple always wanted. The architecture and design are characterized by a rustic-modern aesthetic that meshes beautifully with the home site.

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Aspen Alps | Photo by Greg Watts Photography

Willis Pember Architects
Aspen Alps | Aspen, CO

This condominium weaves together strains of Aspen’s unique cultural heritage and re-imagines Wright’s residential DNA and brings it into the 21st century with a contemporary, organic reinterpretation.

Daytime Render

Cemetery Residence | Photo by Tomecek Studio Architecture

Tomecek Studio Architecture
Cemetery Residence | Salida, CO

The project concept is inspired by the adjacent cemetery and invites these influences in both context and placemaking. This small retreat cabin is meant as a creative space for both art making and creative thought/writing.

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Vista Drive Pavillion | Photo by James Florio

Studio B Architecture + Interiors
Vista Drive Pavillion | Boulder, CO

This single-family residence is rooted in a neighborhood of mid-century modern influences. The Owner requested a simple, but bold modern house that responds to the neighborhood context without replicating the past.

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Rabbit House | Photo by James Florio

Roth Sheppard Architects, LLP
Rabbit House | Denver, CO

Located on Packard Hill in Denver’s Potter Highlands Historic District, this 4,442 SF residence is a thoughtful and innovative expression of contemporary style while respecting the scale, materiality, and history of the existing home.

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Cornell Residence | Photo by Ed Lacasse

Architectural Workshop
Cornell Residence | Englewood, CO

Seeking to enrich lives and the daily living experience, the primary goal of this project was to preserve and reimagine a mid-century modern home as a continuum of architectural history and engineering in a net-zero solution.


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