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The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) was involved in numerous aspects of the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition held in Denver June 20-22.

An enticing exhibit at the convention center highlighted CAP and CU Denver. Special events included a reception for alumni, faculty, staff, students attended by about 150 people.

CAP also had several individuals involved in convention activities. Korey White, MArch student and AIAS President 2012-13, introduced Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at the opening keynote presentation. Julee Herdt, Architect, AIA and professor of Architecture was invited to co-host SCI-Arc’s Alumni Event, and Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, spoke at the University of Virginia alumni event.

Taisto Mäkelä, associate professor and Chair of Architecture, led a tour entitled “Coffee and Clyfford: A Walking Tour of Notable Architecture in the Golden Triangle Arts District.”

Jody Beck, assistant professor of Landscape Architecture, gave a panel presentation on affordable housing in Denver. Alumnus Bill Turner, principal at Path21 Architecture in Denver, participated in the blitz-build that the AIA’s trade organization AEC Cares did at Beacon Place.

For information about the convention see the AIA Colorado website and/or the AIA convention website.

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