Project Spotlight: Aspen Police Department

We love our residential work, and the civic projects that benefit the community, equally make our jobs beyond meaningful. To that end, we are honored to share with you the Aspen Police Department.

Standing three levels tall, the building features open workspaces and a variety of areas for social and impromptu gatherings, secure and private spaces, a workout room, and an underground garage. The main lobby is connected to a second floor community room with an expansive deck overlooking downtown and Aspen Mountain.

In addition to a communal, open space, sustainability is integral to the overall design. Renewable energy is produced on-site by a rooftop 46.9 kW photovoltaic array. Rainwater is recycled by planters and a green roof over the open space, allowing the building to use the collected water to irrigate the plants. Finally, in an effort to truly make the building meet environmentally-friendly standards, the building achieves LEED and WELL Building standards.

In addition to sustainability, we designed the building with functionality, security and safety, hoping to augment both the character of and connection with the Aspen community.
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CCA Brings Yacht Design to Small Snowmass Condo

When two Detroit families came together in 1998, and purchased their Snowmass Village condo, it was well before their collective six children were in the picture. Twenty years later, it was time for a much-needed reconfiguration and refresh.

This month, we are excited that Mountain Living Magazine featured the remodel. Entitled, “A Pocket-Sized Condo That Packs a Punch,” the article highlights many of the clever design solutions our team designed in. “The design of small spaces is very much like good yacht design,” stated Charles.

A lighting system that mirrored natural light (as it changes from morning to night), neutral wall colors and cozy-but-light-hued fabrics all make the home much brighter and feel bigger. Custom built-in cabinets, a new and open kitchen, efficiently designed storage, and smartly scaled furniture all gave this once cramped space, a new life.

On newstands now and also found here.

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CCA’s Marks the 100th Year Anniversary of Bauhaus

This year, we are thrilled to be sponsoring the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus Exhibit. The celebration will be held in Aspen from February to August and features weekly events from workshops and art walk tours to art exhibits and children’s activities, all open to the public.

A modernist art school founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, Bauhaus was for emphasizing the integration and equality of all the visual arts. In 1946, Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer arrived in Aspen, the same year the Aspen Ski corporation opened. The result was a transformation from sleepy mountain town to what we know Aspen to be now.

“Bauhaus was avant-garde experimentation,” says Charles Cunniffe, “and the influence continues today, so we are very excited to be sponsoring it.”

To see the entire calendar of events, click here.

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Casual Luxury Mountain Home featured in Robb Report

This month, luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report, features one of our most spectacular projects, and we couldn’t be more proud of the home and the coverage. Located in Aspen, CO, the 14,000 square foot winter escape, features state of the art architectural upgrades such as: opening the home to the views, refining the interior layout, and vastly improving the home’s lower level.

The overall aim, according to Charles, was to transform a dated mountain home into a place where homeowners could connect to family and nature.

Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the Interior Design firm, Pembrooke & Ives who added key touches such as Kelly Wearstler chairs, a shearling carpet, and rift cut oak bunk beds, that give the home a sense of luxury– and pop of color– without sacrificing the comfort that the family desired.

To read the entire article, pick up the latest Robb Report on newsstands now!

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In the News: Winter 2019

Each quarter, we send out an e-newsletter highlighting the past few months of completed work, milestones, accolades, etc. Boy was 2018 a banner year for CCA! Between our features in Architectural Digest, Luxe, Modlar, etc – to the completion of essential affordable housing, pro-bono work, public safety facilities and luxury residential projects – 2018 was beyond successful. We’re excited to share all the news with you, and don’t worry – there’s more good to come in 2019!

To read our latest news, click here.

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Vote for CCA in the LUXE Red Awards!

Each year Luxe Magazine holds the LUXE Red Awards, and this year we’ve entered some of our favorite designs. The easiest way to find our entries is to head over to the Awards Page, and select “Colorado” to find Charles Cunniffe Architects’s entries.

Entered, are Aspen Glam, Elk Peak Ranch, Desert Oasis and Durant Condo. All residential designs that we’re greatly proud of! The variety of design styles, shows the strength within our design team. Each project is unique to its site, its owners, the views and program. A big shout out to our team, each builder and team of consultants on all of the projects – and to our wonderful clients who allow us to do what we love!

So – let the voting begin! Vote here!

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Modlar.com Interviews Charles Cunniffe

We all know and love Modlar.com, but have you listened to their podcast ‘The Modern Architect’ yet? The radio show + podcast features weekly interviews with renowned architects, influential industry veterans, and thought leaders who are helping shape design. In this episode, host Tom Dioro sits down with Charles to discuss all things design, early inspirations, culture of design, sculpture, community, and a little philosophy.

In talking about courage,” states Cunniffe, “you need to be courageous enough to be innovative…to try something bigger than yourself. Bigger than the program. Take a risk and put yourself out there. If you’re going to have a positive influence on humanity and your community, you have to have the courage to put your foot in the door and push it open, and hope that you can make a difference with something you have to say or something to show.”

Broadcast live every week on Stanford University’s KZSU and Modlar.com, its a great listen (but please excuse the early technical difficulties).

To listen, visit Modlar.com

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Snowmass Fire Station Ribbon Cutting

Last week’s Snowmass Fire Station ribbon cutting, was what architects’ dreams are made of.

“Everything was thought through. The thought and planning are phenomenal. You can tell the detail Charles (Cunniffe Architects) went through. And they came in ahead of time and on budget – what can you say about that?” stated Snowmass mayor, Markey Butler.

Too see over 150 residents touring the completed station made us all appreciate our profession and how great it is to work in our community. Thank you Town of Snowmass Village for the great opportunity to work with you all! To learn more, click here.

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CCA Invites You to Give this Colorado Gives Day

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow is ‘Colorado Gives Day,’ a nationwide movement to encourage philanthropy through online giving. Throughout the year, CCA provides donations, sponsorships, and pro-bono services to countless non-profit organizations. Several years ago CCA started supporting charities in lieu of tangible client gifts, and we love seeing those donations at work. Here are just a few of the many non-profits we support, and how you can give this holiday season:

River Bridge Regional CenterNationally accredited nonprofit child advocacy center, utilizing a child-centered, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and investigation of child abuse. CCA supports River Bridge Regional Center annually and has also provided pro-bono design services for the center in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 

Aspen Education FoundationThis foundation raises money for the schools of Aspen, and invests in the educational experiences including: Outdoor Education, Aeronautics, and Performing Arts.

Mountain Rescue Aspen One of the oldest of its kind, Mountain Rescue deploys search and rescue teams throughout the state. Our team also had the honor of designing their new facility in Aspen. 

The Buddy ProgramThe Buddy Program matches local youth with adults for mentoring and supporting at risk youth with academics and self esteem. Several of our employees have also participated in the Buddy Program. 

Aspen Historical SocietyEnriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history. CCA is also sponsoring the current Bauhaus Exhibit. To learn more, click here.

To read more about our philanthropic work, click here.

To read more, click here.

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CCA’s Charles Cunniffe Talks Sustainable High Tech Mountain Homes with AD.COM

 

We are always honored to be featured in the press, so when Architectural Digest wanted to discuss the modern mountain home, Charles was thrilled to discuss the topic. To that, we’re so proud that AD selected to feature Elk Peak Ranch and Aspen Park – two projects recently completed by our team.

Whether it be more open floor plans and maximizing views or  incorporating sustainable and high tech gadgetry, we loved being a part of this in depth discussion with one of the leading architecture and design magazines. “Cunniffe’s ability to infuse his projects with such a consistent feel comes, no doubt, courtesy of his deep familiarity with the vernacular styles in the areas where he works” stated Architectural Digest writer Hadley Keller.

Read the entire article, here.

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