Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome and Congratulations!

Godden|Sudik Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Walla to our team. Chris graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Architecture and is bringing over eight years of experience in custom residential, government, educational, religious and a variety of commercial projects to the firm. His extensive background in sustainability and high performance design will aid Godden|Sudik Architects in continuing to provide our clients with the highly specialized services they have grown accustom to.

Chris is married with a 2 1/2 year old daughter and enjoys golfing, hiking/snowshoeing, camping, skiing and live music.

Godden|Sudik Architects is also very pleased to congratulate Kellie Hart and Andrew Rowan on their nuptials on September 30, 2011. May their life together be one filled with much love and many happy memories through the years!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Design Competition

AIA Denver has partnered with CAD-1, Inc., to administer a design-build competition for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado/Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity. The competition is currently underway, and the winning design and team will be unveiled in October 2011 at the AIA Colorado 2011 Practice & Design Conference. The construction of the home located in Kittredge, Colo., will be completed in 2012 by volunteers.

Several goals for this project include demonstrating that sustainable design and building practices are not luxuries, and creating a sustainable benchmark for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.

Visit the initiative’s website at for more detailed information and updates. Please contact AIA Denver at 303.446.2266 for information on ways you can get involved.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Buildings America Program

Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes

Please join us for this upcoming webinar:

ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes

Friday, September 30
11:00–12:00 p.m. Eastern

Description: This webinar is presented by research team Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC), and will provide information about how to achieve energy savings from solar water heating, electric dedicated heat pump water heating, and gas tankless systems. Participants will learn how each of these systems work, including savings potential of combining solar with a heat pump or gas tankless system. Instructors will describe how to rate different systems, and explain important maintenance considerations. Results from comparisons in the DOE-funded Florida Solar Energy Center hot water laboratory will also be reviewed. Register now.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Healthiest Housing Markets

Healthiest Housing Markets: Mid-2011 Update

Recently we have seen some optimistic postings for the Greater Denver Area that we wanted to share. In Builder Magazine they reported Denver as # 10 on the list for development for the future.