Aspen Art Museum

The new Aspen Art Museum represents a tremendous leap forward for an institution founded over thirty years ago and previously housed in a remodeled power plant.


As architect of record, CCY worked with the AAM, Shigeru Ban and his New York office, and a complex team of expert consultants to gain land use approvals, prepare construction documents, and oversee the construction process. A genuine collaborative effort to realize this technologically complex and culturally important project.

Aspen Art Museum illuminated exterior view
Aspen Art Museum exterior detail
Aspen Art Museum lobby entrance
Aspen Art Museum Gallery
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen Art Museum Cafe and Roof Top Deck

The new building, designed by renowned Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, is light-filled and airy, with a grand stair serving as "breathing space" for art viewers. An expansive third-floor sculpture garden, overlooking Aspen Mountain and the town, provides a “public penthouse” open for all to share—an amenity which exists nowhere else in this resort community.

Completed

2014

Location

Aspen, Colorado

Project Size

33,000 SF

Primary Scope

Executive Architect 

Design Architect - Shigeru Ban Architects New York

Primary Materials

Glass, Prodema laminate, Custom-Laminated Wood Timbers, Aluminum Composite, Concrete, and Steel 

Awards

AIA | Award of Architecture

AIA Western Mountain Region | Honor Award

AIA Colorado | Award of Merit

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