Aspen Valley Ski Company will be unveiling their new Hildebrand Training Center on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at their 80th anniversary celebration! Regan Construction built the new airbag ramp and trampoline featured in the training center. We had a great time building it, now it’s time for the kids to soar!
ROWLAND+BROUGHTON ADDS 2015 ARCHITECT CHOICE AWARD FOR MCLAIN FLATS RESIDENCE TO THEIR ROSTER OF ACCOLADES
ASPEN, CO—MARCH 24, 2016—Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects Denver Section (AIA Colorado) with a 2015 Architect Choice Award for the studio’s McLain Flats Residence project in Aspen. The award was presented in partnership with luxe interiors + design magazine during a reception at the AIA Colorado Office.
Improvements to the 6,800 square foot home included refining the architecture to its original elements by highlighting the distinctive roof beacons with curved glulam beams, redesigning interior spaces and fenestration to have a stronger indoor/outdoor living experience, applying a restrained interior palette to every surface and accentuating the prominence of the architecture within the sweeping landscape.
About the award, Rowland+Broughton Principal, Sarah Broughton, AIA, comments: “We are particularly pleased to receive this award as it acknowledges the passion Rowland+Broughton has for our work and our dedication to providing inspired solutions to meet both architectural and interior design needs. By recognizing the architectural uniqueness of this 1969 modern gem, our team was able to restore its character while contemporizing it to fit our client’s lifestyle.”
Rowland+Broughton’s Delvon Nemechek, AIA, teamed with Broughton on the project. General Contractor was Regan Construction and KL&A was Structural Engineer.
The Architects Choice Awards recognize excellence in residential design and construction of all scopes and budgets, from new construction to remodels and renovations. Entries were judged by a jury of architects and design experts, including Jury Chair Erik Okland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal of Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
World Expos have long been important in advancing architectural innovation and discourse. Many of our most beloved monuments were designed and constructed specifically for world’s fairs, only to remain as iconic fixtures in the cities that host them. But what is it about Expos that seem to create such lasting architectural landmarks, and is this still the case today? Throughout history, each new Expo offered architects an opportunity to present radical ideas and use these events as a creative laboratory for testing bold innovations in design and building technology. World’s fairs inevitably encourage competition, with every country striving to put their best foot forward at almost any cost. This carte blanche of sorts allows architects to eschew many of the programmatic constraints of everyday commissions and concentrate on expressing ideas in their purest form.
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