AIA Colorado Recognizes AMD with Top Design Honors

September 28, 2022


AMD is thrilled to announce that AIA Colorado recognized two projects with three awards this year, honoring Park Union Bridge with an Award of Excellence, and the First Year Residence Hall at the University of Denver with an Award of Merit and an Award of Merit in Sustainability. 

Park Union Bridge
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Award of Excellence

The Park Union Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting southwest downtown Colorado Springs to America the Beautiful Park. The structure restores important connections that are helping re-invigorate long neglected urban precincts, and the design of the bridge links it to the striking architecture of the adjacent United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Designed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio & Renfro.

The jury elegantly summarized the project saying, “the dynamic Park Union Bridge provides an ethereal connection between southwest downtown Colorado Springs and America the Beautiful Park. The lightness and economy of gestures and materiality elegantly convey movement and grace.”

First Year Residence Hall
University of Denver, CO
Award of Merit
Award of Merit in Sustainability

The First Year Residence Hall is a response to the University of Denver’s vision for a more inclusive campus environment embracing first-generation students, cultivating student retention by building bonds to the University community, and shaping graduates who are prepared to meaningfully engage the world and different points of view. The Hall is specifically designed to create the sense of belonging students need to thrive.

The jury recognized the new facility for "achieving a sense of vibrant student life, but also embodying  the university’s values and sustainability plan through a variety of complex systems not evident to the everyday user.”

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