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!