With so many talented architects in our immediate school family, how did we end up with a firm with no connection to the school?

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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