AIA Colorado South members believe in the importance of developing a more sustainable and livable environment within the Pikes Peak Region. The chapter participated in and sponsored a number of recent planning events in attempts to bring together key stakeholders to define a vision of what sustainability means for their community. As the next step in these efforts, AIA Colorado South submitted a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) application to the AIA Center for Communities by Design. In December 2010, this application was approved. A full copy of the application has been posted here
Download a copy of the final report
Download press releases pertaining to the Pikes Peak Region SDAT here:
Download a copy of the final SDAT presentation
. The Pikes Peak SDAT took place Monday, Sept. 26 - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
The SDAT was awarded to AIA Colorado South by AIA’s Center for Communities by Design
, a national forum dedicated to positively influencing the quality of life in our nation’s communities. Information relating to SDAT recipients and the SDAT program are also available from AIA by downloading their press release
. AIA awarded six SDAT grants to communities in the United States in 2011.
Pikes Peak Region SDAT Leader
Lee Quill, FAIA, of Cunningham | Quill Architects (Washington, D.C.) has been selected as the leader of the Pikes Peak Region SDAT.
Quill holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to founding Cunningham | Quill Architects, PLLC, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Quill has extensive experience in community master planning, university planning, urban design, residential and mixed-use in-fill, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and institutional, university and commercial/corporate architecture. Recognized as a leader in design, he has lectured for national organizations including the National Building Museum, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the American Planning Association. Most recently, he served as a juror for the EPA National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement and on numerous regional ULI Washington Technical Assistance Panelss. He has been heavily involved in shaping the future growth of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, developing policies with the DC Mayoral Task Force on Transit-Oriented Development and as an appointed member of the Metropolitan Development Policy Committee. Quill’s projects have received numerous design awards including, Awards of Excellence, Honor and Merit in Design and Historic Resources from the AIA, a National 2007 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism, the DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation and the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Washington Architectural Foundation.