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2018 Engineering Excellence Awards

Jun. 23rd 2017


Did You Work with an Engineer on an Award-worthy Project This Year? Ensure Your Team’s Work Gets Recognized, Recommend it as an Engineering Excellence Award Contender

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado has released its call for 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) entries. If you worked with an engineering firm on an innovative project that you believe would be a contender, please encourage the firm to consider entering it in this year’s EEA competition, which is a prerequisite for the national EEA program. Any Colorado engineering or surveying firm is eligible to enter the EEA program, regardless of whether the firm is an ACEC Colorado member. Click here for the official rules and more information. Intent-to-Enter Forms are due Friday, July 28. If you prefer that ACEC Colorado contact the engineering firm, please send an email with your recommendation to Sara Nakon or call 303.832.2200.

How to Enter Flyer


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We Support Denver Design Week

Jun. 20th 2017




















We are proud to be a partner of the second annual Denver Design Week, the seven-day showcase that celebrates and elevates design in our community. From educational sessions and discussions to home and studio tours to networking events, Denver Design Week aspires to embrace and celebrate innovation, creativity, technology, and art.  

Why are we involved? Because we know firsthand that design can enhance our economic, social and cultural quality of life. And because we believe in contributing to and supporting the people, businesses, and organizations who make Denver such a special place to live by giving them a voice and a platform for dialogue and discussion. 

We hope you’ll join us at Denver Design Week, July 15-21. With 30 sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone—topics include architecture, graphic design, city planning, typography, gender, interiors, real estate, development, landscaping, technology, kitchens, sustainability, and driverless cars, to name a few. 

Interested? Check out the schedule online, follow along on Denver Design Week’s social media, and join us at the Launch Party on July 15 at The Stanley Marketplace!

This is a big deal for Denver, the design community—and us. Be part of this initiative and join us in celebrating our local creative community! 


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Top Denver Design

May. 5th 2017

5280 Home is welcoming submissions for our second annual Top Denver Design issue. Entries can be whole-house projects, single rooms, or outdoor spaces. 5280 Home editors will choose the top spaces to professionally photograph and publish in our December/January 2018 Top Denver Design issue. 

Enter your image Here!


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Celebrate 5280 Home!

Apr. 7th 2017


Come 5280may17mingle with local design professionals while enjoying complimentary cocktails and heavy apps.


Reserve your spot today!






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ZeroLandfill – Pollinate

Mar. 15th 2017

Pollination, the collection phase of ZeroLandfill has begun!  ZeroLandfill asks for the donation of discontinued, expired or unused samples from designer libraries.  A few tips for donation are listed below.  

  • Please sort items by type in boxes with your firm/organization name clearly marked.
  • If possible, remove binders and/or backing and recycle prior to drop off.  
  • Please DO NOT include paper, product catalogs or tip cards.

Donated materials may be dropped off at Pental Surfaces Denver Showroom only during the scheduled collection times – Between 2 PM and 4:30 PM on the following Fridays: March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14.  See our ZeroLandfill page for more about the program volunteer opportunities and donations!

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New Member Coffee

Feb. 22nd 2017

February 28, 2017 – February 28, 2017

3350 Brighton Blvd

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2017.02.28 New Member Coffee

Join the Membership Committee and meet other new
members. Wake up with a cup of joe and get your
questions answered. Please RSVP by Feb. 27th

You must login to your WiD account first in order to RSVP.


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Zero Landfill 2016

Jan. 18th 2017


We are happy to announce that ZeroLandfillDenver (ZLD) has been adopted by Women in Design, Denver.  We are now looking for a new location to host this much-needed program so we need your help! If you are interested in donating space or volunteering with ZLD please contact WiDInfo@widdenver.org Keep reading for more details!

About the Program:

ZeroLandfill is an award-winning up cycling program held seasonally that diverts expired specification samples and supports the needs of local artists and art educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.
Collection of materials from design firms to collection site during a specific window of time.
Collection requirements
  • Firms will bring Discontinued, expired or unused  samples only form their Designer library.  No paper or product catalogs or tip cards allowed.
  • Sort items by type in boxes with firm/organization name clearly marked
  • If possible, remove binders and/or backing and recycle at your home or workplace.
Seperation, sorting and weighing of samples. Volunteers needed.  Dates/ times to be determined.
This is often a fun, bonding interaction with amazing people from the community.
The public comes to take samples away for their use.
Find us on Facebook: Zerolandfill Denver
Follow us on Twitter: @ZeroLandfillDen
Join our ZeroLandfill group on LinkedIn
Join our team in Women in Design

Host Site Space Requirements:

1. Warehouse room or a space to house collections of outdated/discontinued materials (100 s.f. min. is ideal)  This can be short term (4-6 weeks) 2-4 times a year

      OR  A permanent space so the collections can be collected and managed all year long from designers.  We still plan to only have 2-4 Harvest days open to the public (unless a site is open to letting people collect at any time.)
      OR Parking spaces in an exterior lot or along a building for a storage container (8’x48’ standard shipping container)

2. Parking for public during Harvest days.  10+ cars ideal

3. Accessibility to one designated person in charge

4. Room for staging space in or near the storage for Sorting and weighing


Wish List:

1.  Designate space full time so that collections can be taken and sorted all year. (scheduled by a volunteer)

2.  Above warehouse space plus use of box pallets and a fork lift.

3.  Access to a parking lot so public can remain outside during Harvest days.

4.  Access to a large Industrial scale



 If you do not have a site or space to provide, your company can still help support ZLD and WID.
  • Give money as Primary Sponsor $500 (logo on all print)
  • Donate money for items needed (i.e.: storage container, tools, gloves, events…)
  • Sponsor a Cultivate/Harvest day by providing food and beverages (Event coverage and product display)


Please let us know if you are interested in any of the following:
  • Core team volunteer (committee on WiD steering committee)
  • Volunteer for sorting or Harvest days
  • Produce up-cycled items as examples to share with the public
  • Want to be notified of Harvest (collection) days only
  • Material Accountability volunteer (meet people at collection site as needed)
  • Social Media Outreach (manage Facebook, Twitter accounts and more)
  • Sponsor
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A word from our Student members…

Nov. 4th 2016


My name is Kristina Schock and I am a new student member of WID.  I recently attended an event and was inspired to become a building block of an already great community you have built for women.
As a senior studying Industrial Design at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I will be displaying works with my graduating class this December.  This event is a great chance to network for the 3 women that will be displaying products they designed and developed during their time in our program.  The event is open to the public and free.  There will be 13 designers in total displaying a variety of products from automotive and furniture to housewares and soft goods. There will be an open bar (beer and wine) and light snacks, as well as a few food trucks at the event.


Please help us spread the word among design professionals for our show.  I look forward to growing our community together.


MSU Denver Senior Industrial Design Exhibition
12.17.16 | 4pm-10pm
4301 Claude Court, Denver, CO, United States


Kristina Schock
IDSA Student Chapter Senior Liason
Metropolitan State University of Denver


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SEGD DENVER: Speaker Event

Sep. 27th 2016


Did you see the 2016 and 2015 NHL All-star Game graphics? How about the graphics for the 2016 College playoffs or 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics?
Have you visited downtown Los Angeles or the California Science Center lately and wonder who designed the signs?
Or have you been to 16th Street Mall or by the Denver Performing Arts Complex and seen the signs that illuminate downtown Denver?
Ever wondered who built the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada sign or the Argonaut Liquor sign on Colfax?
Would you like to meet the designers and builders that made these creations happen?
Join us October 6th at Hampden Hall to hear from national and local leaders who design and build signage and places!
In this unique presentation, we have invited several professional practitioners, who work in the planning, design, and build aspects of the Experiential and/or Environmental Graphic Design field, to come together and inform us on how they found their way into this profession and share with us their experiences and inspiring stories of how they have worked to help connect people to places.
The speaker panel includes:
A panel discussion will commence after the speaker presentations and will be moderated by SEGD Board Member George Lim (Tangram Design).
Tickets are FREE!
Grab your raffle ticket at the door! We will be giving away 1 signed copy of Wayne Hunt’s book Designing & Planning Environmental Graphics.
Additional Info
Doors open at 6pm for a social hour where appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Speaker presentation starts at 7pm. The Englewood Civic Center has free covered parking. The light rail stops right in front of the building at the Englewood Station.


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PLACE: History in the Making

Aug. 21st 2016




Mark your calendars for this unique presentation profiling two of this region’s most famous designers – industrial designer, Michael McCoy and architect, Curt Fentress.  WiD members may use coupon code WID2016 for discounted registration.

PLACE®: History in the Making

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