Mountain Rescue Aspen is Taking Shape!

After receiving a generous donation by a family member who was rescued by Mountain Rescue Aspen, the organization engaged Charles Cunniffe Architects to design a much needed, new facility.

Mountain Rescue Aspen’s new location across from the Pitkin County Airport, will provide direct access to Highway 82 and the airport when air support is required. The new two-story facility includes a large training space, locker rooms, vehicle shop, emergency command center, map room, boardroom, emergency operations center, bunkrooms and a caretaker apartment. Attached to the facility is a four-bay garage to accommodate rescue vehicle, trailers, ATV’s and snowmobiles.

The two-story facility utilizes varying roof heights, shapes and materials, to reflect Aspen’s mining heritage. Modest penetrations allow for ample views and light to penetrate the building. The facility will utilize low maintenance material such corrugated metal roofing, rough sawn timbers, board and batten metal siding and reclaimed snow fence siding. The south facing orientation of the main gable form provides an ideal opportunity for a solar thermal and PV system.

We are so proud to be involved in such an outstanding community-based project.

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