Welcoming Ryan Walterscheid back to Charles Cunniffe Architects!

We are so thrilled to have Ryan Walterscheid back on our team! Ryan started his career in Austin, Texas before moving to Aspen to work for Charles Cunniffe Architects from 2005 to 2007. After working recently with Poss Architecture + Planning, Ryan returns to CCA in the roll of Project Architect.

As a LEED accredited professional, Ryan’s exceptional design capabilities and project management skills will be a tremendous asset to our team and clients. Ryan is the fourth architectural professional who has returned to CCA after working for other firms. Welcome home Ryan, we are happy have you back!

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Check out the 13 New National Historic Landmark Designations

Last week U.S.Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar designated 13 new National Historic Landmarks. Frank Lloyd Wright’s campus in Florida Southern College topped the list along with the Romanesque Revival-style Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium in Troy, N.Y., and the Braddock Carnegie Library in Braddock, Penn., which is the oldest intact library funded by Andrew Carnegie.

Two colonial-era projects in Virginia also made the list. St. Peter’s Parish Church in New Kent County, Va., exemplifies early 18th-century brick architecture in the Chesapeake Region. Eyre Hall in Northampton County, Va.—“a rare vernacular architectural ensemble and rural landscape of the Colonial and early Federal periods,” according to the Interior Department’s press release—was landmarked for its historical significance as a “significant physical remnant of Chesapeake society” whose economic and social reliance was based on slavery.

The National Historic Landmark program was established in 1935 and is administered by the National Park Service. “These new listings will join approximately 2,500 other sites in the National Historic Landmark Program,” National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis says. “These places not only showcase our rich and complex history—from prehistoric time right up to the modern era—but they help drive tourism and boost local economies.”

The campus of Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Fla.)

The 13 new National Historic Landmarks:

Montauk Point Lighthouse (Long Island, N.Y.)
Town Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Destroyer escort USS Slater (Albany, N.Y.)
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel and Crematorium (Troy, N.Y.)
Braddock Carnegie Library (Braddock, Pa.)
Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt School (Fort Apache, Ariz.)
Deer Medicine Rocks (Rosebud County, Mont.)
Akima Pinšiwa Awiiki (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
St. Peter’s Parish Church (New Kent County, Va.)
Eyre Hall (Northampton County, Va.)
Meadow Brook Hall (Rochester, Mich.)
The campus of Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Fla.)
The Carrizo Plain Archeological District (San Luis Obispo County, Calif.)

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Have You Heard About the Isaacson School for New Media @ Colorado Mountain College?

Colorado Mountain College announced yesterday the formation of the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College, honoring author and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

The Isaacson School will offer accessible, affordable education and retraining for students who want to be prepared for jobs in the evolving digital landscape. “Whether they’re traditional-aged college students who want to apply their digital communication skills to start a career – or whether they’re mid-career professionals needing retraining to become more marketable – they can find what they need by going through this program,” said Dr. Stan Jensen, president of the college.

An independent feasibility study found that 96 percent of Colorado employers surveyed expect they will expand new media activities for their businesses in the near future. This could take the form of social media marketing campaigns, new and redesigned websites that include audio and video content, and multimedia approaches to communicating and connecting with clients and customers, for a start.”Through this program,” Jensen said, “our goal is to train potential employees to fit these workforce needs and to help our students be prepared for new ways of communicating.”

The new media program will offer its first classes in fall 2012, at the college’s locations in Aspen, Carbondale, Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs. In July the Isaacson School will be formally dedicated in a series of inaugural, interactive events.”

Take a look at this clip where Walter Isaacson talks about his partnership with Colorado Mountain College to create the Isaacson School for New Media.

For more information: www.isaacsonschool.org

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Kamalaya Retreat

As temperatures hit the 50’s in Aspen, our minds wander towards the warmth of summer. So to get you in the proper mind-set, we thought we would share the Kamalaya Retreat. Designed for the Island of Koh Samui, Thailand, the ground floor is entirely open to the ocean breezes, and includes massage rooms, a gourmet kitchen, tropical gardens, a splash pool, outdoor dining and its own private beach.

To see more visit us online at www.cunniffe.com.

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Charles appointed the Roaring Fork Valley Director of the AIA CO West

We are proud to announce that our very own Charles Cunniffe has been appointed Roaring Fork Valley Area Director for the AIA CO West chapter. Charles is excited to bring his 30+ years of experience in the Valley to the AIA and promote the profession which has given him so much.

This April we celebrate Architecture month in Colorado…see how you can get involved at aiacolorado.org

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Follow CCA on Pinterest!

You know you love Pinterest…and now you can follow Charles Cunniffe Architects! Pinterest is a stylish virtual pinboard, where you can collect images from all over the web. The site’s mission statement is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.” Whether you’re interested in home design, travel, cooking, fashion, etc. there are thousands of boards for you filled with inspiration.

Come check us out at pinterest.com/aspenarchitect or via the Pinterest App on your iPhone.

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Behind the Scenes at a CCA Photo shoot

This week we’re photographing an incredible home in Aspen with architectural photographer James Ray Spahn. Originally designed for a spec developer, the home’s new redesign showcases the utmost in mountain contemporary architecture. We look forward to sharing this home with you…

 Look for it, in an upcoming publication coming to newsstands.

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In Need of a New Book? Veranda’s 2012 Design Book Reviews is Out!

Each winter our team at Charles Cunniffe Architects awaits Veranda’s Winter Book Review. We find inspiration in each publication, regardless the architectural style. Since our designs are client-centric, we are often asked to push the envelope in varying design styles. For this we turn to travel, books, art and sculpture.

This year’s Veranda Winter Book Review includes several compelling books: Eleanor Lambert: Still Here by John A. Tiffany, a name you might not recognize but she is the design inspiration behind Oscar de La Renta, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, to name a few. In addition, Rooms by Katie Ridder, a fun and playful coffee table book with a lighter side. Frank Roop’s The New Bespoke illustrates how to meld differing textures to bring life to a room. The final book, Great American Homes by William T. Baker, highlights homes with families and entertaining in mind, including tips and friendly anecdotes.

To see more information on these titles, visit: www.veranda.com

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