Arch11 Receives AIA and Builder’s Choice Awards

Denver, Colorado – November 20, 2013 –Boulder/Denver architecture firm Arch11 has won a pair of 2013 awards from the Denver chapter of AIA Colorado. Arch11 received a Merit Award for its 6th Street Residence in Boulder and a Citation Award for its 303 Canyon project in a recent awards ceremony at the History Colorado Center. Additional honors for the 303 Canyon project – a low-maintenance, energy-efficient townhome design that makes the most of space and views on a 9,800-square-foot Boulder lot – include a 2013 Citation Award from the AIA Colorado North Chapter and a 2013 Builder’s Choice Award from Custom Home and Builder magazines.

“We are grateful for the multiple honors from AIA Colorado Denver and AIA Colorado North, as well as the Builder’s Choice Awards, especially for the attention to 303 Canyon, which works with Boulder zoning, low-maintenance materials and green-build efforts to provide a successful and comfortable home for its multi-family residents,” says Arch11 Principal E.J. Meade. “We also want to congratulate our team member Ken Andrews for once more receiving special AIA recognition for his commitment to educating the next generation of architects.”

Ken Andrews, an Arch11 principal, received the prestigious 2013 Mentor of the Year Award, also at the AIA Colorado North Design Awards ceremony, which was held at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in November. The Mentor of the Year award recognizes an architect’s “exceptional efforts to promote the professional growth of emerging design professionals.” Andrews is an instructor in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado and was nominated for the award by the award jury, his students and Arch11 colleagues. In 2011, Andrews received the Young Architect of the Year award from AIA Western Mountain Region.

Arch11’s 303 Canyon townhomes, dubbed “Tres Casitas,” received the highly prized 2013 Builder’s Choice “Grand” award from Hanley Woods’ Custom Home and Builder magazines. The townhome project, a design/build collaboration between Arch11 and Boulder construction firm Hammerwell Inc., was a demonstration in artfully maximizing a diminutive site. Three townhomes gracefully occupy land formerly zoned for light industrial use near downtown Boulder. The Builder’s Choice jury praised the project for its “super-dramatic interiors,” open corners, and indoor-outdoor flow. The 2013 Builder’s Choice award winners are showcased in Builder Magazine’s October issue and the story runs online with slideshows of the winning projects.

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