AIA Colorado names Mike Waldinger executive vice president

Mike Waldinger

Mike Waldinger, Honorary AIA, was named executive vice president and CEO of AIA Colorado.

Waldinger served as the executive vice president at AIA Illinois – the fourth-largest AIA state chapter in the country – for 18 years.

During his tenure, Waldinger has authored and negotiated laws on architecture practice, project delivery, building codes and sustainability; built an emergency response network of architects who were deployed to help communities recover from natural disasters; launched a leadership development institute; and increased visibility of architects through lobby days, industry partnerships and local awards programs.

Additionally, Waldinger serves as a special consultant to the executive vice president and CEO at the national American Institute of Architects, and has received numerous national honors, including a Component Leadership Award, a Distinguished Service Award and a Richard Upjohn Fellowship. He also cofounded AEC Cares, an organization which extends free architecture and construction services to communities in need.

Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining…