Prost Brewery Tour Draws a Thirsty Crowd of Designers

: October 28, 2012 10:55 pm : News

A big thank you to all of those that bared the rain on Wednesday and joined us for our Fall Oktoberfest Networking Hour at the Prost Brewing Company that opened late this summer.

Once everyone got settled in and grabbed a beverage we had a tour of the brewery where all the magic happens. Prost focuses on German lagers which are rare to Denver breweries. This brewing takes longer and they use two large copper kettles to begin the brewing process, which were shipped over here from Germany to give that authentic German taste to all their beers. It was quite interesting to talk to the owner of the brewery as he was highly involved in the construction and starting up of this brewery. After the tour WiD members mingled around the equipment and enjoyed their freshly brewed beers.

Check out more pictures on our Facebook page!

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Habitat for Humanity Build Days

: October 11, 2012 5:28 pm : News

Saturday November 3, 2012 – Saturday November 3, 2012

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Help build a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity House in Kittredge, CO-Your chance to work on a duplex that is striving to achieve a LEED Platinum rating as well as meet the 2030 Challenge. The “Flexplex” has been designated as the AIA Legacy Project and will be featured at the 2013 AIA National Conference in Denver. Hang out with WiD for a day and learn a new skill!! We’ll be setting up carpools and sending out more details to attendees so please RSVP early!


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Calling All Do-It-Yourselfers, Artists, Teachers…and more!

: October 10, 2012 9:31 am : News

FREE MATERIALS for upcycling…courtesy of ZeroLandfill Denver.  2 Days Only!

You will be received with a smile and sleep better at night!

If that isn’t enough to get a creative soul interested to learn more, perhaps this will help:

  • ZeroLandfill is a national initiative that is committed to reducing pressure on local landfill capacity specifically targeting Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design firms and their material samples.
  • In their initial effort this past Spring, the local chapter, ZeroLandfill Denver, diverted 9000 pounds of waste from landfills. WOW!
  • In their second effort, (happening now) the materials have already been collected and just need to be picked up for upcycling.
  • Hundreds of pounds of ceramic tiles, carpet samples, binders, fabric, etc. are waiting to be claimed and have their lives extended so they don’t unnecessarily head off to the landfill.

The pickup location is Design Materials Will Call, 10498 East 49th Avenue, Denver on Friday, October 12th or 19th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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Early Childhood Education Design Conference

: September 10, 2012 2:12 pm : News

Come visit  WiD at the Early Childhood Education Design Conference on October 19th and 20th.

For more information and registration, go to

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A Message from the Farm

admin : April 20, 2012 12:26 pm : News

Granata Farms Summer 2011

On Saturday, March 30th, the Sustainability Park at 25th and Arapahoe was host to a fundraiser event for the Urban Farmers Collaborative. Food trucks, live music, tents with sustainable products (and advisers) and lots of interested people filled the site from 11:00-7:00.

First Annual Sustainability Park Fundraiser

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Get your WiD Punch Cards!

admin : March 15, 2012 11:36 pm : News

Another success of the networking event in February was the launching our new WiD VIP Punch Cards.

Make sure you get one at the next event!  Fantastic prizes will be given away to the lucky member with the most punches.  So continue to check the calendar for any upcoming scheduled opportunities to get punched!

You get 1 punch each for bringing a friend and/or attending a networking event,  2 punches if your friend joins at that event, and/or attending a speaker or educational event and 3 punches for volunteering or outreach activities.
The rules are as follows:
  • You must be a member to redeem a punch card.
  • Turn in your punch card at the End of Year Event
  • Grand Prize for the Ultimate VIP – person with most punches
  • All full VIP cards will be entered into a raffle
  • Members are responsible for their punchcards -lost punches will not be tracked or replaced
  • Multiple VIP cards are encouraged!
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Zero Landfill Denver & Cultivate Days

admin : January 27, 2012 11:13 am : News

This year as part of Women in Design’s outreach effort we are sponsoring and volunteering for Denver’s new Zero Landfill project.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email

ZeroLandfillTM is a grassroots upcycling or reuse program started in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006 by individuals working in the architectural and interior design industry. Concerned by the lack of a formal recycling program for the staggering amount of specification materials used in the facility design and renovation processes, the ZeroLandfillTM team developed a program to divert these items from the waste stream and find new audiences in the community who placed value in the materials.

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In celebration of Pat Swan

admin : January 27, 2012 9:25 am : News, Share

Patricia W. Swan, 87, a residence of Stoneridge Retirement Community in Mystic, CT passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family and friends on January 23, 2012.

She was born on April 21, 1924 in Malden, MA to Mary (Flett) Swan and Dewey Swan. She grew up in Bronxville, NY, moving to Greenwich, CT when she was 13 and attended the Greenwich High School. She attended Antioch College for a year then volunteered to serve in the (WAC) the Women’s Army Core from 1944 – 46 where she served as a wartime military meteorologist. After the war she attended Columbia University and earned her architectural degree in 1951.

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WiD wins prize at IIDA’s Pret a Porter

admin : September 27, 2011 11:24 am : News, Share, Uncategorized

Women in Design shined bright at IIDA’s 7th annual Pret a Porter fashion show receiving 3rd place in the Professional category! Congratulations to the WiD team-hats off to you, ladies!

Women in Design partnered with Kimball Office to create their own re-imagined vision of Madama Butterfly transforming the fragile, repressed Cio-Cio San  into an empowered warrior ready to fight for life and love.

The 2011 WiD Pret a Porter team:

Laura Butler (team captain), Jayna Kline (model), Jennifer Gray, Geneva Kowalski, Shannon Hulm, Victoria Schmitz and Caroline Seeberger

Many thanks to Tye Keliiholokai at Kimball Office for helping make the vision a reality! Click here for more photos.

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Invest in Women in Design

admin : June 30, 2011 1:10 pm : News, Uncategorized

As a nonprofit educational and service organization, Women in Design depends on the financial support of private businesses and individuals who are committed to helping in making a difference in the lives of  women working in the design and construction industries. Your support of WiD’s mission emphasizes your commitment to women working in industries vital to sustaining our economy and our communities.  Click here to learn more about WiD.

Support WiD through event sponsorship or become a Sustaining Member today.

For more information on how your organization can become a Sustaining Member, contact Geneva Kowalski or Jennifer Gray.

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