Lee Quill Leads National AIA SDAT Program in Colorado

Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, CO

Lee Quill, FAIA, one of the Founding Principals of Cunningham | Quill Architects, was selected in March as the Team Leader for the American Institute of Architects’ Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) for the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado. Lee first visited the Pike’s Peak area for two days in the beginning of April with AIA National Staff, and helped to develop an initial understanding of the study area. From the information gathered during these early meetings, the direction and focus of the SDAT study was formalized, and the members who constituted the final team were selected.

Lee Quill discusses infill development with participants of a Stakeholder Meeting.

Led by Lee Quill at the end of September, the SDAT group of nationally recognized architects and other professionals came together in Colorado Springs to collaborate and provide their expertise in support of a new sustainable vision for the region. Out of this comprehensive, multi-disciplinary planning effort, the group formed an implementable plan and guide that will help shape the built environment and market-based revitalization in new and infill areas around the region. Under Lee’s guidance, the team worked with local decision makers and stakeholders to develop a vision and framework to reach a consensus for sustainability that will be developed for generations to come.

SDAT Members in the Field

The mission of the Pikes Peak Region SDAT was to engage citizens, elected officials, agencies and  business leaders to define a sustainable built environment plan that promotes “complete” and livable communities, promotes economic opportunity, raises the quality of life for all citizens, and builds an identity around its unique and natural environment.

SDAT Meeting with Team and Steering Committee

If you would like to see the findings from the week long effort, visit here for the final SDAT Presentation.