by Maggie Flickinger
Barrett Studio was recently lauded as the American Institute of Architects Colorado North Firm of the Year! This award recognizes a studio that has contributed to or acted as a leader in their particular community over at least ten years. Their contribution must be both through projects they’ve completed and through service to the community via education or volunteerism.
We were recognized for projects that have positively impacted our community such as the Dushanbe Friendship Center, a reciprocal gift for the people of Tajikistan in return for the Boulder Tea House, the Holiday Neighborhood, a mixed-use green community with embedded affordable housing, the Eagle Rock School, a residential high school for at-risk students, myriad solar homes, and many others. Also mentioned was our passion for environmental education – almost everyone on the Barrett team has spoken publicly on the importance of environmental stewardship through design and been involved in non-profit efforts supporting this awareness.
We all attended the awards ceremony, since each of us contributed in tangible ways to our overall success as a firm. And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without our visionary clients! As Margaret J. Wheatley says,
“We can be wise only together.”