2020 AIA Colorado Design Awards
August 25, 2020
AMD would like to celebrate three design awards received at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards, annual awards meant to recognize the people and teams who are making a difference in the architecture profession and their communities.
We are thrilled and humbled to be included in such great company for two very meaningful higher education projects:
The Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building for the Metropolitan State University of Denver won two awards for sustainability. Despite being an equipment-intensive building comprised of labs, classrooms, tenant, and gathering spaces, the building is highly efficient. The building was designed to a predicted Energy Use Intensity 75% below baseline, in line with the AIA 2030 Commitment, and is LEED Gold certified. “Smart” dust collection systems in labs result in 60% savings in conditioned air.
In addition, CoorsTek Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences, designed in partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, won an Award of Merit. Located at the Colorado School of Mines, the building replaces the former Meyer Hall, home to the Physics Department. Facing Kafadar Commons, the prime central green space on campus, CoorsTek Center establishes an epicenter for the College of Applied Sciences and Engineering, promotes interdisciplinary work, and fosters collaboration in a highly visible public space designed to foster interaction and collaboration in both informal, spontaneous ways as well as in a formal research context.
Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Photo: David Lauer
CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, Photo: Nic Lehoux