Each summer we gather the crew, their families (and dogs of course!), and enjoy a Friday afternoon eating, laughing, drinking, and playing lawn games. Its one of our favorite annual gatherings and one tradition of many, that we relish in. Seeing everyone’s families and spending time outdoors connects us in ways we never expect. So thankful to have this incredible group of professionals who are such strong design individuals – and just great people. How did we get so lucky?!
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy on CNN, its definitely worth a watch. In a time where we’ve been limited in travel, Stanley effortlessly transports you to the tastes, smells and scenery of some of our favorite Italian destinations.
His latest venture, Stanley travels to the gorgeous San Pellegrino Terme, to film a commercial for the ever-famous green glass bottled beverage. A town for architecture lovers, Architectural Digest recently highlighted the upcoming San Pellegrino Factory of the Future, designed by architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), known for projects like the 8 House in Copenhagen and VIA 57 West in New York City. We are long admirers of BIG’s architecture, and cannot wait to visit.
“Shaped by the serpentine run of the Brembo river and the sloping Alpine mountainsides, our proposal for the new S. Pellegrino Campus inherits its narrative structure from the landscape of the Brembana valley. Like an aquatic equivalent of a wine cellar, the repeating archways expand and contract to create the narrative framework for the purity and clarity of the mineral water, in an environment characterized by lightness, openness, and transparency,” Ingels previously said in a statement.
Senior Project Architect, Chad Molliconi and Principal, Charles Cunniffe sat down with Mountain Living magazine to explore how Covid-19 may change the way we approach design. An interesting discussion about how our team’s approach to thoughtful and healthy designs instinctively benefit our clients, and what is to come. From mudrooms, to offices and maker-spaces, to bathrooms, they covered a lot of great territory. To read the article click here.
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.
Our team was excited to join city officials, Shaw Construction and the community in the Aspen City Offices ground breaking ceremony. After the successful completion of the new Aspen Police Department, we are honored to be on-board for the design of the City’s new offices. The new 37,000 sq ft office building include offices for fourteen City departments as part of a ‘Civic Campus’ including the main library, Police and Sheriff’s departments, the historic Courthouse and jail complexes, parking – all opening to public plazas connecting to downtown Aspen. Being a part of Aspen’s history; and being able to provide the City with the best in architectural services is something our team is immensely proud of!
Each quarter, we send out an e-newsletter highlighting the past few months of completed work, milestones, accolades, etc. Boy was 2018 a banner year for CCA! Between our features in Architectural Digest, Luxe, Modlar, etc – to the completion of essential affordable housing, pro-bono work, public safety facilities and luxury residential projects – 2018 was beyond successful. We’re excited to share all the news with you, and don’t worry – there’s more good to come in 2019!
After designing Mountain Rescue Aspen’s new facility, our team has been commissioned by the Snowmass-Wildcat Protection District to design a much-needed new station in Snowmass, Colorado. Working with the team at Snowmass Fire has been nothing short of impressive. The dedicated crew and design team have worked synergistically to design a building that respects the taxpayer dollar, is built to stand the test of time, and allow future growth.
This week, the 46-year old fire house was deconstructed on Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The original structure, built in 1971 and designed by famed local architect and former 10th Mountain Division soldier, Fritz Benedict. Last November, district voters approved a $17 million bond to fund the new station, which will span approximately 26,000 sf and be constructed of stone, timber and wood siding. We are humbled and proud to the Architect selected to design the new facility and look forward to sharing it with you.
Amongst state-wide competition, we were fortunate enough to be selected to design Aspen’s new Police Department. Situated on a high-profile site on Main Street, the design responds to the irregular site and height variation by arranging the facility’s parking structure to daylight the north while designing the building and adjunct green space to maximize daylight and invigorate the connecting pedestrian trail. Light pours in through the clerestory spine running throughout the building’s expanse. Brick, stone and metal adorn the façade in a distinctive fashion, while deep overhangs hark to the historic mid-century modern architecture in the Aspen tradition.
The project has officially broken ground, and we look forward to seeing the hard working Police personnel in their first-ever home in Spring, 2018. Looking towards Aspen’s future, the Aspen Police included children in their groundbreaking ceremony, to honor their fundraising efforts. We are very proud to give the Aspen Police Department – Protecting the Wild West since 1880 – their first ever, official building in Aspen!
Groundbreaking Ceremony. Photo by Aspen Police Department
Groundbreaking Ceremony. Photo by Aspen Police Department
We can’t tell you how proud we are, to have had the opportunity to work with the Town of Telluride, the festival planners, the community and a tight knit group of consultants to deliver an outstanding new performance venue in the coveted Town Park. A tight schedule was met, the sound checks are complete and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is underway! Thanks to all that worked so hard to complete this very rewarding project!
We have two exciting projects in the pipeline that are on their way to LEED For Homes certification. Its taken forward-thinking Owners, a dedicated & integrated team and diligence throughout the design and building process to ensure the mission is carried out.
Aiming for a LEED certification, it positioned our team to take a very thorough look into different areas of sustainable design in the earliest parts of project commitments, and also to maintain that commitment throughout the design and building process.
If you are not familiar with LEED For Homes, we encourage you to learn more!
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes is a national residential green building program developed through a consensus process by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
We look forward to sharing these very rewarding and worthwhile projects with you soon!