January 2018 Print

Denver Chapter News

Hooman Aryan Obituary

The CSI Denver Chapter has lost an outstanding member, Hooman Aryan. Hooman was always wonderful to work with and a great asset to our chapter. We will all miss him greatly.

From The Denver Post:

An incredibly loving and thoughtful member of our family, Hooman Aryan passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 65, on August 20, 2017. Born in Tehran, Iran, Hooman immigrated to the United States in the 1970's to attend college, and in 1982 Colorado became the permanent home for his family. His love for design and passion for photography led to many architectural and photography projects all around the U.S. and abroad. Described by everyone he knew as warm and kind with a great smile, Hooman's love for outdoor activities, his support of Denver's arts and community, and his contributions to Denver's design scene helped many people in Colorado come to know and love him in return. Hooman is survived by his wife, Rebecca Richards, his mother, Zahra Mehrvand, his four children, Najin Brock, Virva Aryan, Savis Aryan and Satu Aryan, and his granddaughter, Ezri Brock. In memory of their beloved colleague, 4240 Architecture has also established the Hooman Aryan Memorial Scholarship for Travel Photography to embody his love of architecture and photography. Please see www.4240architecture.com/hooman-aryan.

Published in Denver Post on Sept. 29, 2017

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Recent Chapter Meetings

Beloved Community Village

Tiny Home Collaborative

We would like to thank Tim Reinen from Radian Placematters for his presentation to our January Chapter Meeting which delivered such an interesting approach to efforts in easing the crisis with Denver's homeless population. The "Tiny Home" model of temporary housing is just one way they are attempting to provide a safe haven to those who are trying to make a new life for themselves. It offers selected candidates a place to call their own and aids them in gaining a more productive lifestyle. With an estimate of over five thousand homeless in the Denver Metro Area, any idea to assist in their struggles is a welcome one. 

From Radian's website (www.radianinc.org) ...

In response to Denver’s housing crisis, Radian|Placematters partnered with the Colorado Village Collaborative to move forward and scale creative approaches to housing vulnerable members of our community.  Beloved Community Village, a tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness, is a viable mechanism that was implemented in July 2017 to house people in a temporary and transitional way so that they can take that next step towards permanent affordable housing.  The village consists of 11 (8’x15’) units, a shared bathing units (2 showers, 2 hand sinks, and 2 toilets), and a community space that helps support 15 residents.

If you would like to know more about the "Tiny Home Village" program, or help with the cause, please visit www.coloradovillagecollaborative.org. We are sure they would appreciate any and all donations of money, expertise and time.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting

Prescient Preformed/Prefabricated Buildings

Our February Chapter Meeting will include a presentation on Prescient preformed/prefabricated buildings, by Prescient's CEO, Magued Eldaief.

February 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Lakewood Country Club
6800 W 10th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215


Prescient's CEO, Magued Eldaief, joined Prescient in May 2017. He was previously a GE Executive, where his work included managing large construction projects. Magued received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the American University in Cairo in 1987 and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. in 1992.

Established in 2012, Prescient uses technology including robotics, laser cutting systems and numerically controlled flexible manufacturing systems to deliver prefabricated buildings with very tight tolerances, comparable to the automotive industry. Prescient's process integrates planning and design with manufacturing and installation. Prefabricated buildings can perform better, cost less and take less time to build by employing integrated manufacturing. They can lead to higher productivity, higher quality, fewer last-minute conflicts on site, less waste, shorter schedules and a better return on investment.

TABLE TOPS: Display opportunity for manufacturers, representatives, and other professionals. Includes monthly door prize drawing.


  • 11:00 am Check-in for tabletops only

  • 11:30am Attendees check in & networking

  • 12:00pm Lunch and presentation

COST: Free for CSI Denver members / $20 for guests, student members & retired/emeritus members.

Questions? Contact Michelle Duran at 303-350-8584 or execsec@denvercsi.org.


$20.00 Retired & Emeritus Members
$20.00 Student Members
$20.00 Non-Member Ticket
$0.00 Member RSVP
$0.00 Guest Ticket - Denver Chapter Sponsor Guest or Guest taking the place of a Denver Chapter Member
$75.00 Tabletop Presentation Add On
$0.00 Denver Chapter Sponsor Tabletop

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Institute News

Be sure to mark your calenders for the 2018 CSI Construct Show in Long Beach, California. Information will be updating at www.constructshow.com.

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Southwest Region News

Southwest Region Education Conference 2018

 "Double Down on Education"

April 19 through 21, 2018, at South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Nevada.

Full education day on April 20.

Full conference, including leadership training, special events, and business meetings April 19 through 20.

Registration and conference information now available at www.csisouthwest.eventbrite.com


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Membership Update

Welcome new members! We have 5 new members who joined our chapter this month. Please make sure to welcome them to our chapter when you meet them at the next luncheon.

New Members:

Katherine Bridges
Jason Wood
Anna Swiontoniowski
Samantha Kambo
Brian Palmateer

The following members are due for renewal. Please let me know if I can help any of you with getting your membership renewed.

Brent Morris
Stephanie Higgins
Alexandra Buchanan
Roy Johnson
Peter Hovanec

The members below are due for renewal in February:

Andrew Townes
Mark Guerrero
Tammie Knauer
Suzanne Minear
Andrew Dawson
Steve Kane
Robert Hibbard
Cindy Code
Michael Bonilla


Mitch Denman - Denver CSI Membership Chair mitchdenman@nationalgypsum.com

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From the Construction Industry

Pella Windows & Doors invites architects to a 4 p.m. "hard hat tour" of new Cherry Creek North luxury condo building, The Laurel, 155 Steele Street, Denver, followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a look at new window products, at Venue 221, 221 Detroit Street, Denver, on February 22, 2018. 

Venue 221 in Cherry Creek North
221 Detroit Street, Denver
February 22, 2018
5pm – 7pm (hard hat walking tour at 4pm at The Laurel, 155 Steele Street)

From Pella:

We invite you to a special event for the area’s premier architects. Meet us at Venue 221 in Cherry Creek North for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an exclusive look at the latest products in our Impervia, Reserve, and Contemporary lines. We’ll also introduce you to our new commercial construction team who will be handling the most complex projects on the Front Range.

Prior to the event we will have a walking hard hat tour of our newest build, The Laurel at 155 Steele Street. This tour is limited to 25 people, so reserve your spot now!


Thank you,
Katherine Bridges
Pella Windows & Doors of Colorado, Inc.
Architectural Representative
Direct: 720.387.1556
Email: kbridges@pellacolorado.com
Website: www.pro.pella.com

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