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Aspen, CO 81611
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With more than 70 AIA design awards received over the last two decades including recognition by the American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter as the organization’s ‘2009 Firm of the Year’ , as well as Honor awards at the Regional, State and local AIA programs - Studio B’s influence and growing portfolio of modernist work continues to draw attention far beyond the Rocky Mountain West.
Our work has been featured in more than 80 International, national and regional journals, books and publications including Architectural Digest, the New York Times, Dezeen, ArchDaily, Interior Design, Contemporist, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home and Western Interiors.
We are pleased to announce three of our projects were recently honored with Design Awards from AIA Western Mountain Region and AIA Colorado. A special thank you to our collaborators who helped make these special projects a reality.
Aspen Community School - Woody Creek, Colorado
Brick City House - Denver, Colorado
Cottage Black - Aspen, Colorado
The Aspen Community School which was completed in the Fall of 2015 was featured in the Summer edition of Aspen Sojourner Magazine.
"In an effort to create synergy between the new school, the surrounding landscape, and existing buildings nearby, the Studio B team chose building materials that reflected Woody Creek’s agricultural heritage. For example, they positioned the metal exterior siding in horizontal bands to echo the older log structures elsewhere on campus and create the feeling that the buildings were emerging organically from the landscape. The village feel that was so important in the original compound is supplemented by the new buildings—the school itself and a separate gymnasium—whose orientation toward big views of the Elk Mountains enhances the connection to the surroundings."
In September the Studio took a week-long journey to the desert landscapes of Utah to visit Moab, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. We enjoyed camping under the stars and many memorable hikes. The immense natural beauty of the geological formations provided beautiful subjects to hone our sketching skills.
Our Riverside House project in Woody Creek was recently featured in one of our favorite Design Blogs, Dezeen.
"Colorado architects Studio B have extended a local waterfront home by adding a pair of buildings with different levels of privacy. Riverside House is located in the remote town of Woody Creek, Colorado, and takes its name from a trout-fishing river that it faces. The original home is a low volume with public spaces on the ground floor. Full-height glazing provides residents with views of the nearby river. At the house's extremity, a second storey contains the master suite. This room is glazed on three sides, offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape."
Our Boulder Studio hosted the kick-off of the annual Month of Modern event held in Boulder. Principal Mike Piche, AIA was on a distinguished panel of architects, designers, realtors and community leaders conversing on the theme of Modern Perspectives on Housing. Mike presented "Backyard Retreats: Conceptual design strategies for accessory structures in rural and urban contexts", which focused on our Cottage Black and Urban Courtyard projects.