Cortez Journal

Durango architect named to AIA board

June 20, 2000

By Gail Aalund

Southwest Colorado will have a more active architectural community thanks to the Colorado West Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA).

Carolyn Hunter was recently appointed to the West Chapter Board and will work to bring continuing education and architectural discussion and attention to Durango.

Hunter is a Registered Architect at IndaCAD in Durango. Her career spans over 18 years, including experience in international locations.

Hunter is currently producing an event, open to the public, titled "10 x 10." It will include 10 architects discussing 10 slides of their work. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Durango Arts Center and will follow a reception beginning at 7 p.m.

Hunter also coordinates lunch presentations where architectural suppliers provide information about new products and building processes. Some of her other duties include writing and distributing a bi-monthly newsletter and the promotion of architects statewide.

"I was tired of feeling isolated in southwest Colorado. Everything was geared toward the Front Range so I decided to get involved and create change," Hunter said.

For more information on the "10 x 10" event or other AIA activities, contact Hunter at 247-0430.

Gail Aalund is the owner of aaha!, a marketing and public relations firm based in Durango.

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