An Architecture Lecture in Aspen
Photo by May Selby
In April, a distinguished group of architects—Charles Cunniffe, John Cottle, Sarah Broughton and Scott Lindenau—participated in a panel discussion at the Aspen Art Museum as the closing event of the annual Architecture Lecture Series. The panel, moderated by 2018 American Institute of Architects national president Carl Elefante, was tasked to discuss “How has the design of our local environment evolved, and where might it be headed?”
The discussion took place, appropriately, in the new art museum building that opened in 2014. The lattice-surrounded building, in close proximity to Aspen’s red brick Victorian structures, was designed by renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban and CCY Architects was the architect of record. (CCY's John Cottle, FAIA participated on the panel.)
Topics ranged from what it’s like to be working in Aspen to the sophisticated clientele from around the world who build homes in Aspen. The architects discussed creating buildings to last, with the future in mind. “Aspen was founded on fearless innovation,” one of the panelists remarked.