Want to see what CCA has been up to so far this year? Then check out the three projects we added to our new website: Mountain Rescue Aspen – an operational and training facility for one of Aspen’s most important entities; the Rio Grande Restrooms & Pumphouse, a sustainably designed project with the City of Aspen’s Parks Department; and Lost Tree, a luxury private residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
Our team is headed to Denver this week for the American Institute of Architects National Convention & Design Exposition. During the convention CCA will showcase some of its built and un-built projects at the Futuristic Colorado ART-chitecture Walk in the Golden Triangle Museum District, as well as attend seminars, learn about new products, and meet with industry leaders. The convention hosts 18,000 design and industry professionals with Keynote speakers including Gen. Colin L. Powell (ret), former Secretary of State; Blake Mycosckie, TOMS founder and chief shoe giver; and Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. We look forward to hearing all about it upon their return.
For the next two months, CCA has the distinct pleasure to work with Matt White, a Yale School of Architecture Masters/MBA student, as he hones his skills in the profession. Matt comes to Charles Cunniffe Architects after spending five years with Ben Wood at Studio Shanghai, in China. While there, he was exposed to a variety of project scales from the detail design of facades to the master planning of entire city blocks.
Matt sought out CCA as a firm that will challenge him and expose him to different kinds of projects that he has yet to work on. With family ties in Snowmass, we are so thrilled to have Matt on the team and look forward to a terrific summer.
Jigsaw Ranch just sold for $41 million. Designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, the home is one of the most expensive real estate deals ever in Pitkin County. Located on the backside of Aspen Mountain, the 12,000 square foot main residence and separate guest cabin was recently featured in Mountain Living Magazine. Want to see more? See photos of this incredibly designed enclave at here.
Last week, CCA’s Project Manager Karen Woods wrapped up her mentorship program with Elsa Cassidy, an incredibly smart & creative 6th grader from Aspen Middle School. Each week Elsa met with Karen and other CCA staff, to explore the various stages of architectural design, visit job sites and design her own home. “This time spent with Elsa was such a refreshing reminder of why I’m involved in architecture,” stated Karen. “Seeing her enthusiasm was like looking into a mirror of when I was her age and just realized that I wanted to explore an architecture career. There is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing someone learn from what you teach. Elsa was so receptive and eager to find out as much as she could. I’ll treasure our time together and look forward to seeing where her future takes her.” We wish Elsa all the best in her pursuits!