Monday Business Briefs: Aspen architectural firms win awards |

Monday Business Briefs: Aspen architectural firms win awards

Aspen architectural firms have been racking up awards in recent weeks.

• MATTER Planning + Design recently was awarded first place in the Colorado CARE Awards for its design of an 8,000-square-foot home in the Owl Creek neighborhood.

The firm took first place in the category “Best Interior Remodel/Design over 100K,” according to an announcement

The Colorado CARE Awards, according to press material, are “Colorado’s largest and longest-running award competition honoring the best architects, custom builders, interior designers, landscape designers, remodelers and industry partners in the Colorado real estate market.”

• Aspen firm Charles Cunniffe Architects recently was awarded the American Institute of Architects “Award of Excellence” for the renovation of the St. Mary Catholic Church.

In his speech at the annual event in Denver, Cunniffe thanked the parish, the entire architectural, design and construction team, and the many artisans and craftsman it took to complete the project. Charles Cunniffe Architects also was awarded an Award of Distinction for its affordable housing project, Virginia Placer, in Telluride.

• Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design received awards for its local projects from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado and the Custom Builder and Remodeler Council (CBRC) of the Denver Metro Home Builders Association.

The Aspen Times building and suites at the Hotel Jerome received an AIA Colorado 2019 Award of Distinction West award and an AIA Colorado 2019 honorable mention. The Ridge House in Aspen received an AIA Colorado 2019 Editor’s Choice, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.

The Mesa Building on Main Street received a 2019 Colorado Custom and Remodeling Excellence (CARE) Award in the Commercial Remodel category, and Art Barn received a 2019 Colorado Custom and Remodeling Excellence (CARE) Award in the Custom Home 5,000 to 7,500 square feet category.

COO inspections underway

Certificate of occupancy inspections for this year’s Aspen construction season for sites with soil disturbance must be completed by Oct. 31.

For more information, contact Aaron Reed with the city’s Engineering Department at 970-920-5123.

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