An Inside Look At Top Architecture Studios In Aspen And Basalt.
At the rear of the studio, materials such as corrugated metal and rolled asphalt fit in with the context of Old Basalt
A glimpse into one of several interior work spaces.
Built from scratch in 1998 to integrate with the context of the historic Basalt neighborhood in which it’s set, while hinting at the highly creative, contemporary work that takes place inside, CCY’s two-level, 6,000-square-foot headquarters continuously evolves. Above the main floor, which encompasses a reception area and multiple conference, studio and specialized workspaces, the upper level is open and naturally lit, with collaborative work areas under a vaulted, exposed steel and wood trussed roof. “It has a light-industrial feel and refl ects our work culture by allowing us to easily share ideas,” notes CCY partner and principal Rich Carr. Finishes and lighting are regularly upgraded. New technology, such as ceiling cameras for enhanced video capability, are embraced. Looking beyond its 50-year anniversary, celebrated last year, the studio is working toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goal of being carbonneutral. 228 Midland Ave., Basalt
ZONE 4 ARCHITECTS
Zone 4 Architects’ colorful exterior in the historic Woods Building
wavy stained-glass-paned doors add a vintage touch to the corner lounge
Collaboration is key to the approach of Zone 4 Architects, a boutique architecture firm specializing in modern and traditional mountain architecture since 2001. And it’s that concept that inspired the configuration of its bright 1,200-square-foot studio in the historic Woods Building at the corner of Hyman and Galena. “It was a blank box when we moved in in 2013,” says principal Dylan Johns, who helms the studio with principal-president Bill Pollock. “We wanted the studio to be an intentional, collaborative workspace that mixed contemporary sensibilities with the vintage industrial style of the building.” To that end, French white oak flooring anchors open workstations, a central conference room features double-pane, sliding-glass doors, and a tuft ed, vintage-style sofa and steel-case system bookcase-display system occupy a corner lounge. A pair of enclosed offices provide privacy as needed. 432 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen
Double-pane glass doors slide closed for privacy.
Lindenau’s personal office, filled with travel photos and artifacts
project models and photographs stand out against a dry stack stone wall in the gallerylike lobby.
Within Studio B’s light-filled lobby, and all throughout the 2,400-square-foot space in Aspen’s Obermeyer Place, tribal artifacts, artwork and objects from Patagonia, South Africa, Bolivia and other remote locales are displayed along with project models and photography. “We encourage traveling and feel it’s important to display our collection from our trips,” says founder and design principal Scott Lindenau. “What we learn about cultures, materials and textures from our travels we weave into conversations with our clients.” Working in collaborative, flexible spaces and two intimate conference rooms, all linked by a hallway with drystack stone walls and smoked white oak floors, the 10-person Aspen team (Studio B has a team of seven in a Boulder studio as well) excels at inspired minimalist design it deems “singular modern.” Studio B celebrated a landmark 30th anniversary last year. 501 Rio Grande Place, Ste. 101, Aspen
Photography by: From Top: PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBREE DALLAS, DRAPER WHITE; PHOTO COURTESY OF ZONE 4 ARCHITECTS; PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT LINDENAU