Charles Featured in September Luxe Magazine

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.”

To read the article, get your issue on stands now.

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CCA’s Nick Ketpura Designs ACES Pollinator

One of our favorite non-profits in the Roaring Fork Valley is the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). When Nick came to us and said he was designing a Pollinator for Rock Bottom Ranch, we were so elated. Nick’s work dovetails the additional projects we’ve been lucky enough to be involved in, notably the ACES Treehouse. Check out Nick’s incredible work!

“I’ve been so fortunate enough to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies throughout the years. Function + Form were instinctively intertwined in this unique project to provide habitat for native bees and other pollinators. This structure will find its permanent home in the children’s garden at ACES @ Rock Bottom Ranch to support their regenerative agricultural education program.

If you haven’t visited their posts at Hallam Lake, Catto Center or Rock Bottom Ranch, you really should. Their work is essential to our valley and truly inspiring!

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CCA Summer BBQ!

The 2019 CCA Team!

Throughout the year, we take time to celebrate our team, by getting outside to enjoy our amazing surroundings. Whether its an overnight hut trip, an afternoon skiing on Aspen Mountain or a fun kickball game in the park, CCA is always up for a good time! Last week we gathered our team and their families for a fun afternoon at Heron Park. Thanks to Hickory House (an Oprah Winfrey favorite, in case you haven’t heard), we were well fed! Park games, the beauty of the river, a stocked cooler and an amazing group of people led to the best afternoon of summer.

Without the support of the families who love our team members, we couldn’t create the work we do. Thank you to the wives, husbands, parents, children, spouses, significant others, roommates and friends (and pets!). It truly takes a village!

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Bauhaus Exhibit Comes to Aspen

When the CCA team was invited to preview the Bauhaus Exhibit at Aspen Meadows, we jumped at the chance. Bauhaus, a radical 20th century art school in Germany, came to Colorado when one of its star students, architect Herbert Bayer, moved to Aspen in 1946. Bayer, who lived in Aspen for nearly three decades, restored buildings, designed homes, and created poster art to invite skiers to the then sleepy mountain town. 

The Bauhaus Exhibit offers walking tours, exhibitions, gallery shows, talks, art workshops, musical performances and pays homage the the school––and Bayer’s––impact on our town.  The year long exhibit starts Sunday, August 4. To see a list of events, click here. To read more about the Bayer and Bauhaus, click here.

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Hear the latest from CCA, in our quarterly newsletter!

We’re always excited to share the latest happenings at CCA, as we complete the most rewarding projects, take on new and exciting work, are published in design publications and receive accolades for our team’s hard work.

In this Summer edition – lots on tap!

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Fourteen Sixty featured on Curbed.com

Even though its still snowing in Aspen, we’re looking towards summer along with Curbed.com, who just featured Fourteen Sixty. So proud of this terrific project, and appreciative of the team who worked so hard to see it to fruition. A big thanks to our wonderful clients!  Curbed.1460_400

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Pine Creek Cookhouse Outing

It was quite possibly the most gorgeous day – snow was falling, the trees were covered, lunch was awaiting our arrival…and all you could hear was laughing! We took the team out for a cross country trip to Pine Creek Cookhouse. If you’ve done it, you know the joy! If you haven’t been – its something not to miss! What a great way to celebrate winter and spend time outside, with our team of hard working designers. pinecreek

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