Telluride Transfer

Telluride Transfer, located in the Telluride Historic District, is a mixed-use project that includes commercial use with affordable and free market housing. It is anchored by the Transfer Warehouse, a 120-year-old stone structure that will be repurposed as a community arts facility.

The key to unlocking the site, as well as approvals from a public process, is a site plan comprised of five distinct buildings. This strategy results in alleys throughout the site that create a permeable pedestrian-friendly site plan, establish a setback between new construction and historic buildings, and provide view corridors to the iconic peaks surrounding Telluride.

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The architecture along the public right of way recalls the facades of Telluride’s past, but with a modern sensibility toward the detailing.

Along the alley is an eclectic mix of materials and scales to reflect the architectural spirit of Telluride’s local pathways. Internally to the site, the architecture becomes more modern and spare in detail, yet the mass, scale, and fenestration still speak to the town’s historic fabric.




Telluride, Colorado

Project Size

42,000 total SF

5 Buildings

Primary Scope

Architecture, Interior Finishes, and Master Planning

Interior Finishes and Furnishings by River + Lime

Primary Materials

Pre-Weathered Wood Siding, Ironspot Brick, and Bonderized Steel

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