Our Favorite Bath Designs

Having designed 1000’s of bathrooms in our 31+ year history, we collected quite a list of our favorite designs. From modern to mountain contemporary, to Asian, to traditional. The incredible range in just these baths exhibit the depth of talent within Charles Cunniffe Architects.

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CCA Participates in School Mentorship Program

Meet Elsa, a budding design professional, who is working with our very own Karen Woods in the 6th grade mentorship program at Aspen Middle School. Karen, who is a Project Manager with CCA, also fell in love with architecture at a young age, 7th grade, when she was given a chance to spend a day in an architect’s office in Boulder Colorado, as part of a career orientation program.

Each week they meet and go through various parts of the design process. Elsa’s final project will be schematic design of a home on an existing lot in the valley. She is learning about siting the home for views and efficient building systems, gathering imagery of styles that she likes, visiting existing construction sites, and exploring the process of design and documentation. It is so refreshing to have interest from such a bright, thoughtful young lady in the office.


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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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Scott Smith and Charles Cunniffe are appointed to AIA Colorado West

After serving as Roaring Fork Valley Area Director, Charles was elected as President-Elect to AIA Colorado West for 2013, and will serve as President in 2014. He looks forward to leading the AIA Colorado West Chapter and raising awareness of the work that AIA does for our community. Scott’s history in the valley will be instrumental in promoting the American Institute of Architects, as he takes his post as Roaring Fork Valley Area Director.

We wanted to congratulate them both on these appointments.

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A Product We Are Loving – Resysta

Our team is utilizing Resysta on two current projects and we are loving the results. This fibre reinforced hybrid material is produced of 60% rice husk, 22% common salt and 18% mineral oil, making it both environmentally friendly and incredibly weather resistant. Offering  minimal care, it has the look and feel of wood and its applications are endless.

From outdoor furniture to flooring, Resysta is becoming to be the “It” material of the year.

To learn more visit about Resysta visit www.resysta.com.

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Check Out The New Projects on Our Site!

This just in – new projects have been added to our website.

A downtown Aspen commercial building, and an impressive 15,000 sq ft LEED for Homes project currently in design.

We look forward to sharing our new work with you! Head on over to our website to see more of our projects.

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Galena Street Commercial Building Taking Shape

Charles Cunniffe Architects was selected to design a new commercial building in downtown Aspen. After successfully navigating the approvals process, the developer is expected to break ground in Spring, 2013. The design includes street-level retail spaces and a roof-top restaurant stepped back from the street, with an outdoor deck and outstanding 180-degree views.

Make sure you stay tuned to learn more about this great new commercial space!

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Happy New Year!

2012 was filled with rewarding work for exceptional clients, obstacles overcame, outstanding teamwork…and above all…it was a lot of fun! Going into 2013, we have a fresh new website, the best talent in the Valley, have graced the cover of 3 magazines already, earned numerous design awards…all with a team ready to charge into the new year! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!

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