Developed in two stages, the vision of this project was to create the central structure for activities of the Aspen Glen community. The building provides a model for the architectural character of the community at large. The siting of the building provides a prominent overview of Aspen Glen, the golf course, the Roaring Fork River, dramatic views of Mt. Sopris, the cliffs of Missouri heights and downvalley vistas of Glenwood Springs—encompassing all of the key elements of this magnificent setting. The Clubhouse has indeed become an integral gathering place for residents and members.
The Aspen Glen Clubhouse facility houses the Golf Pro Shop and office along with many amenities for members and guests. As the site slopes away, the lower level is exposed allowing prominent vistas and the ability to walk out of the exercise/aerobics class areas to the spa and swimming pool located on a terrace overlooking the expanded tennis facility. Cart storage is located in the lower level as well.
The facility also includes entry foyer, formal dining room, lounge with bar, private dining room, offices and men’s locker room located on the main level. On the lower level are exercise and aerobics facilities, a women’s’ locker room and mechanical spaces to serve the building.
The massing, materials, fenestration and detailing follow the vocabulary established by the first phase of this structure. The major spaces are arranged to take advantage of the spectacular views. The indigenous combination of stone, stained wood, exposed timber frame, shake/rusted corrugated roof provide a palette perfectly suited to the site.
The entry foyer is a grand welcoming space with a cupola acting as a lantern directing the visitor to the entry point of the facility and bringing daylight into the heart of the structure. A massive stone fireplace located just outside the entry foyer in the lounge provides a unifying central hearth joining the public spaces and opening on the opposite side to the private dining room. The locker rooms are stacked providing duplicate facilities to men and women members and their guests. The men’s locker room on the upper level has a spectacular vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses while the women’s locker room below features a walk out terrace. The locker rooms have lounges for socializing with adjacent media walls offering the high level of design and comfort established throughout the entire Clubhouse.