501 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611
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With more than 70 AIA design awards received over the last two decades including recognition by the American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter as the organization’s ‘2009 Firm of the Year’ , as well as Honor awards at the Regional, State and local AIA programs - Studio B’s influence and growing portfolio of modernist work continues to draw attention far beyond the Rocky Mountain West.
If you walk into Studio B Architecture + Interiors in Aspen, you’re likely to see the computers turned off, while the employees draw, sketch and craft study models. You might see CU Denver architecture students learning to sketch a nude model during the firm’s annual summer studio intensive. Or, you might even find the office empty because the staff is attending their annual vision retreat at the Aspen Institute or have escaped on one of their annual sketching trips.
These are just a few of the unique aspects which make Studio B a special firm clearly focused on design excellence. Founder and design principal, Scott Lindenau, FAIA believes that for an architect to truly excel, he/she must know how to draw, understand who they are as a designer and contribute to their firm’s collective vision.
Once again, Studio B Aspen hosts the UC-Denver Graduate Aspen Design Summer immersion studio.
Ashley Clark shares her experience at Rural Studio.
We feel honored to have had multiple projects published by Dezeen during 2017. Explore articles below.
The building serves as a multipurpose space for a young landscape architect. It is the first stage of a larger project, with the second phase entailing the construction of a single-family home on the property.
"The location of each volume on the site was driven by the desire to create a private, sun-filled backyard space, free from large imposing structures," said Studio B Architecture + Interiors, which has offices in Boulder and Aspen.
The team conceived a low-lying box faced with dark bricks supplied by a company in Italy. The masonry helps strengthen the home's connection to its historic neighbours.
"This project draws its material palette from the surrounding, smaller-scale brick bungalows and implements handmade brick – a low-maintenance, high-quality and durable material of striking natural beauty," the team said.
For the buildings' facades, the team opted for sturdy materials that worked in harmony with the context.
"A palette of modest but durable materials – rusted metal shingles, fibre-cement board and Western red cedar siding – were selected for their compatibility with the existing campus context and for low maintenance," the architects said.
American firm Studio B faced challenging site conditions while conceiving this contemporary Colorado dwelling that sits atop a concrete plinth.
The Zale Residence is situated on a sloped, angular property in the mountain town of Aspen. Located within walking distance to downtown, the home enjoys "ample sunshine and great views to Aspen Mountain".
We are pleased to announce that Ashley Clark has successfully completed the last of six Architect Registration Exams. With this milestone, she completes the requirements for state board registration and will be elevated to the title of Architect. We congratulate her on this accomplishment!
We are pleased to announce three of our projects were recently honored with Design Awards from AIA Western Mountain Region and AIA Colorado. A special thank you to our collaborators who helped make these special projects a reality.
Aspen Community School - Woody Creek, Colorado
Brick City House - Denver, Colorado
Cottage Black - Aspen, Colorado
The Aspen Community School which was completed in the Fall of 2015 was featured in the Summer edition of Aspen Sojourner Magazine.
"In an effort to create synergy between the new school, the surrounding landscape, and existing buildings nearby, the Studio B team chose building materials that reflected Woody Creek’s agricultural heritage. For example, they positioned the metal exterior siding in horizontal bands to echo the older log structures elsewhere on campus and create the feeling that the buildings were emerging organically from the landscape. The village feel that was so important in the original compound is supplemented by the new buildings—the school itself and a separate gymnasium—whose orientation toward big views of the Elk Mountains enhances the connection to the surroundings."
In September the Studio took a week-long journey to the desert landscapes of Utah to visit Moab, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. We enjoyed camping under the stars and many memorable hikes. The immense natural beauty of the geological formations provided beautiful subjects to hone our sketching skills.
Our Riverside House project in Woody Creek was recently featured in one of our favorite Design Blogs, Dezeen.
"Colorado architects Studio B have extended a local waterfront home by adding a pair of buildings with different levels of privacy. Riverside House is located in the remote town of Woody Creek, Colorado, and takes its name from a trout-fishing river that it faces. The original home is a low volume with public spaces on the ground floor. Full-height glazing provides residents with views of the nearby river. At the house's extremity, a second storey contains the master suite. This room is glazed on three sides, offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape."
Our Boulder Studio hosted the kick-off of the annual Month of Modern event held in Boulder. Principal Mike Piche, AIA was on a distinguished panel of architects, designers, realtors and community leaders conversing on the theme of Modern Perspectives on Housing. Mike presented "Backyard Retreats: Conceptual design strategies for accessory structures in rural and urban contexts", which focused on our Cottage Black and Urban Courtyard projects.
Under supervision of licensed architect, plan, design and furnish interiors and prepare detailed drawings of architectural and interior features of residential and commercial buildings with site specific responsive designs using computer-aided design or other tools in accordance with environmental, safety, zoning and other regulations.
Prepare contract documents regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time. Meet with clients to determine functional or spatial requirements, review or discuss architectural drawings, integrate design elements into unified architectural designs.
Develop marketing materials, proposals, or presentation to generate new work opportunities. Design or plan construction of green building projects to minimize adverse environmental impact or conserve energy.
15% of work time is spent in Aspen, Colorado, Pitkin County.
Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in Architecture; and 2 years experience as an Architectural Intern, Designer or related architectural occupation; which must include preparation of schematic and interior design elevations, preparation of 3D and physical models, preparation of construction documents and material specifications, interfacing with local/county planning and zoning and building departments, creation of alpine terrain specific responsive and “Alpine Modern” architectural designs, and utilization of the following in completion of these duties: AutoCAD; Autodesk Revit; Rhino 3D; SketchUp with V-Ray rendering platform; Maxwell Render; Adobe Photoshop; In-Design; Acrobat.
Contact: Scott A. Lindenau Architect PC, Attn: Mike Piche, 3550 Frontier Ave Unit A-1, Boulder CO 80301.