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Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design recently hired a new controller and a new architect.

Controller Jennifer Olson brings more than 11 years of financial experience with architecture firms in the Roaring Fork Valley to the firm. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor of arts in 1993.

Also hired was Sebastian Wanatowicz. His design and construction experience includes complex residential projects with local architects in Aspen and San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s in environmental design and architecture in 1997 from the University of Colorado.

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ASPEN – Ruth Kruger of Aspen-based Kruger and Co. recently attend the Fall Business Conference of the International Real Estate Federation, U.S. Chapter in Seattle.

The event was held Sept. 23-26. She met there with fellow chapter members and guests involved in every aspect and type of real estate from across the United States, as well as international colleagues from the Dominican Republic, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Germany and Canada, according to a press release.

The purpose of the Fall Business Conference was to discuss important markets and trends in international real estate while networking with fellow global real estate professionals. Topics included: EB-5 visas; evaluating international markets; foreign investment in Seattle; harnessing the Internet for real estate through the use of blogging and web-based social and professional networks; and “branding” yourself and your business in an increasingly diverse global market.

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BASALT – Engineering the first underfloor air distribution system in the Colorado mountains for the Basalt Regional Library earned Denver-based Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers Inc. the American Council for Engineering Companies 2011 Engineering Excellence Honor Award.

BGCE’s marketing department also won ACEC’s Best Board Graphics Award for their design of this award submittal.

The new Basalt Regional Library has realized an increase in patron visits from approximately 300 to 1,000 daily, 100 percent utility offset, and is currently slated for LEED Gold certification.

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