Ken Andrews, partner and architect at Arch 11 and instructor at the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture received the AIA Western Mountain Region (WMR) Young Architect Award at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
“We are impressed with quality of design work for someone near the beginning of their career,” says Randy Levine, AIA, WMR Executive Director. “Ken’s ability to engage and create a chemistry with his students is very evident. And even better, he is practicing the same techniques he is educating. Students cheer for him. Clients thank him. Contractors respect him.”
The WMR Young Architect Award recognizes those individuals, who, at an early stage of their architectural career, have shown exceptional leadership in design, education and service to the profession.
Andrews came to architecture with a decade of experience in the construction industry, working extensively in residential and commercial markets as a carpenter and project manager. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado he received his Master of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, Texas. His graduate research focused on developing innovative building systems and project delivery methods. At Rice, he had the opportunity to work as a project designer with Interloop Architecture, whose projects include the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas Texas, for several years before returning to Colorado.
Ken Andrews is a registered architect in the State of Colorado, a certificate holder with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and an active member of the American Institute of Architects.