The American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter presented 10 awards and five honors during its annual Young Architects Awards Gala (YAAG) program, held on June 3 at Gensler in Denver. The event marks the 17th anniversary of the awards program that recognizes emerging professionals.

The following 10 awards and five honorable mentions were selected from 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, as follows: Stephen Dynia (Jury Chair), ­ Dynia Architects; Sarah Semple Brown, ­ Semple Brown Design; Renee del Gaudio, ­ Renee del Gaudio Architecture; Brent Mather, ­ Gensler; E.J. Meade, ­ Arch11; and Adam Harding, ­ Roth Sheppard Architects.
Emerging Professional of the Year

Dominic Weilminster, ­ RNL Design


Kaylyn Kirby, ­ HDR Inc.

Craftsmanship ­ Artistic

Winner: Brittany Wheeler ­ Tomecek Studio Architects for “Amass”
Honorable Mention: Rachel Cusimano ­ Roth Sheppard Architects for “Girl Running ­ Germany Holocaust Memorial”

Unbuilt Architecture ­ Under 20,000 Sq Ft

Winner: Mike Sudolsky ­ Gensler for “[N]STALL”
Honorable Mention: Brian Martin ­ Tomecek Studio Architecture for “Sky Tower”

Unbuilt Architecture ­ Over 20,000 Sq Ft

Winner: Adam Wagoner and Raphael de la Fontaine ­ Yale School of Architecture for “New Haven Basilica”
Honorable Mention: Kaylyn Kirby ­ HDR Inc. for “Terre & Eau”

Built Architecture ­ Under 20,000 Sq Ft

Winner: Colorado Building Workshop, University of Colorado Denver for “Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins”

Built Architecture ­ Over 20,000 Sq Ft

Winner: Adam Ambro, Randall Hatley, Jonas Phillipsen and Scott Wightman ­ Gensler for “Jackson Hole Airport, Phase II”

Interior Architecture

Winner: Thomas Harris and Patty Gut ­ HDR Inc. for “Bows and Arrows”

Adaptive Reuse and/or Historic Preservation

Winner: Dana Ganssle Ellis ­ Rowland + Broughton Architecture for “White House Tavern”
Honorable Mention: Eric Blase, Georgia Brown, Tim Hutchinson and Jonas Phillipsen ­ Gensler for “Seed Building”

Creative Concept

Winner: Cam Tu Dang ­ Cam Dang Designs/Larson Incitti Architects for “Tulum Table & Chair”
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Wood ­ University of Colorado Denver for “Erganomi”