“I believe a school should be fun and rigorous in equal measure. Too rigorous and it won’t be fun. Too fun and you’ll never learn to spell rigorous.”
“I believe I have the confidence to stretch myself and not settle for what feels okay, but to question and seek different answers.”
“I believe an education at ACS is like a best friend. It walks with you, hand in hand, as the lessons of life unfold. It teaches you the art of thinking and discovery. It empowers you to be true to yourself, and it lasts a lifetime.”
“I believe that if I reach a high level of self-knowledge and inner peace, I can help to make the world just a little bit better.”
“I believe in learning through experience. I believe in exploration. I believe in science and art. In music. Outdoor education. Indoor education. Creativity. Adventure. Family. Beauty. Messiness. Curiosity. I believe in learning, always.”
We couldn’t agree with you more – there was an extraordinary amount of talent that turned out for both the project management and architectural design positions. We were wowed by the candidates across the board. Of course, this made selecting the teams an extremely competitive process.
As noted above, the criteria for selection was to find the best fit and qualifications for our project, without limiting our search to any one trait such as history with ACS. That being said, the design team who won the contract, Studio B | Cuningham, does not lack in connection to the school. Founded in Aspen in 1991, Studio B has deep roots in the valley. In addition to leading the design of our new campus, they are the architects for a neighbor. As such, they have several years of knowledge about this mesa, as well as a connection to this particular piece of land. They have also realized designs for two other schools in our district, the Aspen Middle School and the renovation of the Aspen Elementary School.
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