Congratulations to our incredible team for earning an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado ‘Award of Excellence’ for the St Mary Catholic Church historic renovation. CCA teamed up with an outstanding group of expert designers, engineers, artisans, builders, and craftsman who worked with us to transform one of Aspen’s most iconic structures. A big ‘thank you’ also to the St Marys parrish for entrusting us with this project!
In addition to this incredible honor, our Virginia Placer affordable housing project also won an American Institute of Architects Colorado ‘Award of Distinction’. Designing affordable housing is a passion of ours, as housing in our beautiful yet remote mountain towns, is increasingly expensive. By utilizing clever design strategies, durable materials, maximizing passive solar and ventilation and focusing on livability and wellness, our affordable housing projects are some of our most rewarding work. Thank you to the Town of Telluride – it has been great partnering with you on this important work!
In this month’s issue of Luxe, the magazine asked Charles for his top three Colorado buildings (besides his own) that meet the CCA standard of excellence for sustainability and legacy.
His selects? The Aspen Chapel, Aspen Meadows Resort, and Colorado State Capitol Building. What’s the common thread? “Clients who are interested in sustainability and legacy in terms of building something properly the first time,” Cunniffe says. “A lot of projects look great in photographs, but the difference is in the details – the way the light comes through, the connection to the outdoors, and the spirit of place a building evokes when you’re actually in it. Any project that brings those things into play is what we gravitate to.”
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