Awards & Publications




69th Annual Progressive Architecture Award

Congratulations to Kevin Hirth for being awarded the Progressive Architecture Award for his Table Cabin project!





2022 Architectural Education Awards - Faculty Design

Congratulations to Blair, Marc & teams for receiving the 2022 ACSA Faculty Design Award in the Research and Design Category, for their ongoing Zippered Wood Research! 




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Spring 2021 Journal of Architectural Education Awards

Projects, Stacked-Plate Framing by Kevin Hirth, and Material Custodies by Blair Satterfield and Marc Swackhamer were both selected for the Spring 2021 JAE 75:1 Built issue! Congratulations to Kevin, Blair, & Marc!




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CU Denver ORS Large Grant Funding

In July 2021 LoDo Lab was awarded a $10,000 grant to further the Blind Nurse or Nurse Pod research!




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Architects 2020 R+D Awards

The collaborative project Zippered Wood/ Zippered Pavilion was recognized in the 14th annual Architects 2020 R+D awards. Congratulations to HiLo Lab, LoDo Lab, Houminn and a big thanks to all who supported and collaborated on the project!




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Essay "Bending the Line" on the Zippered Wood collaborative project was featured in the FABRICATE 2020 publication. This essay outlined how the research team developed experimental prototypes that transform the standard 2×4 and challenge conventional wall construction.




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ACSA 2020

"The Blind Nurse | Considering Decay as Generator” is a peer-reviewed paper included in the 108th Annual Meeting of the ACSA, San Diego, CA, USA




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During the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) shortage during the 2020 Coivd-19 pandemic, LoDo Lab worked with the Make4Covid team to create 3D printed PPE units for local doctors, nurses, dentists, and others affected by the PPE shortage. A huge shout out to everyone who was able to contribute to this effort!