Meet the 2022 Jury: AIA Colorado

Brad Tomecek, AIA – Jury Chair

The founder of Tomecek Studio Architecture, Brad graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design and Masters of Architecture.  He worked in smaller award winning firms in Colorado and Florida before launching the studio in 2003. His work has been featured in Architectural Record, Architect, Builder Magazine, international books and local magazines.

Brad is actively involved with the local AIA and has served on the AIA Denver Board of Directors. His outreach takes the form of speaking nationally on methods and manifestation of meaningful projects. Currently Brad combines practice with intermittent teaching at the University of Colorado. His explorations blur the boundaries between poetic solutions and innovative building systems.  He has been presented with over 55 AIA awards including the AIA National Young Architect Award, AIA Colorado Innovative Practice & Young Firm Awards and Brad was recently named the 2022 AIA Colorado Architect of the Year.


Sarah Broughton, FAIA

As Principal of Rowland+Broughton, Sarah brings over two decades of experience in the architecture and interior design industry. She is a champion of R+B’s design philosophy and rigorous quality control standards, as well as a leader to her design team, clients, and colleagues. With Sarah’s leadership, R+B was awarded 2020 Colorado AIA Firm of the Year and has been the recipient of numerous AIA and other design awards. In 2022, Sarah was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for her significant contributions to architecture.


Renée del Gaudio, AIA

Renée del Gaudio is a nationally-recognized architect for her buildings that convey a strong connection to place. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street JournalDwell, and the Thames & Hudson book Off the Grid: Houses for Escape. She is the recipient of fourteen prestigious American Institute of Architecture Awards, including a 2022 AIA National Housing Award.

Renée received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Architecture from the University of Washington. Renée is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB Certified, and a Registered Architect in Colorado. She has been a juror on numerous architecture and design awards programs, as well as a studio critic at the University of Colorado Department of Environmental Design. She has recently been a lecturer for Colorado Month of Modern, Boulder Women In Design, and the University of Colorado.



Rick Petersen, FAIA

Rick, a Principal at OZ Architecture, engages communities from Denver to Antarctica to create enriching environments that promote efficiency and well-being. In doing so, he applies his highly collaborative approach to inspire and discover synergies between experts and stakeholders. An active mentor and educator, Rick is constantly investing in the profession’s next designers. In addition, Rick provides leadership to design review boards, schools and not-for-profit organizations like the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.