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JEFF SHEPPARD HONORED WITH AIA WESTERN MOUNTAIN REGION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD—THE 2017 SILVER MEDAL by Joe Black

Prominent Denver architect awarded the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region's highest honor for significant contributions to the Institute, profession and citizens of the Western Mountain Region

DENVER, Colorado—October 26, 2017—Roth Sheppard Architects, the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Western Mountain Region 2012 Architectural Firm of the Year, known for its award-winning restaurant, retail and law enforcement design throughout the West, today announced that Architect Jeffrey (Jeff) Sheppard, AIA, was recognized on October 14th by the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Western Mountain Region with the organization's highest honor, the 2017 Silver Medal.

During an awards ceremony at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, Sheppard was presented with the prestigious award, which "recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Institute, the profession and the citizens of the Western Mountain Region, their community, and who transcended local boundaries in making these contributions." The Silver Medal is the highest level of recognition an architect can receive from the American Institute of Architects' Western Mountain Region.

“Jeffrey Sheppard has presented well-recognized design work, a robust portfolio, and his presentation is well-made," said Jury Chair Robin Shambach, AIA, LEED AP, principal of BWS Architects. "The body of work evidences that he speaks about architecture in the community, is in the media promoting good design, (and) encouraging others to do the same. Being named a 'top thinker' serves the profession well."

"This award represents a milestone in my 38 year career as it not only recognizes our firm's work, it honors our larger vision of raising the level of design expectation in Denver, Colorado, and across the Western Mountain Region," said Sheppard, who was the AIA-Colorado Architect of the Year in 2014 and is widely known as one of the top designers in Colorado. "My hope is that we will never be satisfied with the status quo. Design, for me, is a thoughtful layering of context, culture, history, precedent and our emotional response to the physical environment, to achieve the best, most appropriate solution. Achieving great design isn't easy, but it is critical for the future of our cities and communities."

Sheppard's current focus is on multi-family housing typologies and how design quality can be improved to enhance neighborhoods rather than destroy the authenticity and sense of place that makes them special and diverse. As well, his presentations and meetings across the Western Mountain Region continue to explore the impact of reimagining design standards and engaging communities, developers and architects in a more collaborative approach to creating "place-based" design solutions.

JEFF SHEPPARD'S OPINION PIECE FEAT. IN SUNDAY'S DENVER POST by Joe Black

Jeff Sheppard's opinion piece on Denver's recent housing design was featured in the Denver Post on Sunday, April 5th, 2015.

Read the full article here.

Jeff is encouraging comments and responses to the article and has received many thus far. He would like to express the following:

'First of all, I want to thank all of you for reading and responding to my
editorial regarding the questionable design direction our multifamily
housing market has succumb  to. I've received over 200 emails in the last
24 hours so this is obviously an issue that is both relevant and important
to many individuals as well as neighborhood groups. An individual running
for city council and a state senator have also responded and requested
further discussions regarding this matter so the dialogue will definitely
continue. To keep the discussion moving and generate a synergy that cannot
be ignored, I would like to suggest that you take every opportunity you
have to discuss this issue when in any type of social situation. Bring it
up at dinner tonight, at a restaurant, when you are with friends one
evening , or at home with your kids. Mention it at work, in conference
meetings and most certainly at your neighborhood meetings. The dialogue
needs to spread beyond the hundreds who have responded. E mail the article
to everyone on your contact list. It's really amazing how something like
this can spread so quickly.

Yet dialogue does not always lead to action. We have taken the first steps
by recognizing the lack of creativity , compatibility, quality and choice
as a problem inherent to most of what is now being constructed. Getting
others to recognize the problem is step 1. The discourse needs to grow to
engage council members, planning offices, developers, architects  and even
financial institutions. Action is the next step and that is something I
will be working on over the next several weeks, so your continued support
and suggestions will be appreciated.

I hope to respond to each of your e mails individually over the next
several days so please bare with me. In the mean time you might want to
take a look at an interesting book that was published a few decades ago
but certainly relevant today: A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander
. It does not digress into style discussions instead it remains focused on
the patterns / design principles that have led to good design over many
centuries. It is written in a direct and cohesive way by discussing the
macro conditions of urban planning all the way down to the interior design
of a single room in a dwelling unit. Most libraries have it on hand and it
is also still available in print.

Again, thank you all for your feedback and support.'

 

AIA COLORADO NAMES JEFF SHEPPARD ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2014 by Joe Black

AIA Colorado names Jeff Sheppard Architect of the Year for 2014.  The award recognizes one of the following fields of achievement: outstanding service to the profession of architecture in Colorado, outstanding service in the field of architectural education, outstanding achievement in the field of design or allied arts to the benefit of the profession of architecture, outstanding public service to the people of Colorado or outstanding service to the building industry of Colorado.  

Click the link below to read the article in Confluence Denver

http://www.confluence-denver.com/devnews/sheppard_121914.aspx

JEFF SHEPPARD ACCEPTS INVITATION TO SERVE ON GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY'S EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD by Joe Black

On January 3, 2013, Jeffrey Sheppard accepted an invitation from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture to serve on the College’s Executive Advisory Board. Dean Steven P. French, who personally selected Sheppard, noted that his experience and expertise will be a very valuable resource as Georgia Tech works to position the College of Architecture at the forefront of design.

DENVER POST FEATURES JEFF SHEPPARD IN "COLORADO'S TOP THINKERS OF 2012" by Joe Black

The Denver Post, Saturday, January 12, 2013: "Colorado's top thinkers of 2012: Engineering and Design"

Colorado Newspaper, The Denver Post Features Jeff Sheppard in "Colorado's top thinkers of 2012" as the winner of the Engineering and Design Category. Roth Sheppard Architects is truly honored by this accolade; please see the full article here:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22355907?stopRedirect=true