Stein Building Addition

    Aspen, Colorado

The addition is part of the Stein Building, a historic two-story mixed-use building constructed in 1888 by Frank La Fave, an early Aspen settler, and is the town’s second-oldest commercial building

The structure originally housed a restaurant on the ground floor and was remodeled by Aspen architect and visionary Fritz Benedict in 1953


Stein Ericksen, the legendary Olympic medalist, ran a ski shop in the space during the 1970s, hence the Stein Building name

In designing the new addition for the Stein Building, R+B wanted the space to have a sense of its own and not replicate the historical elements of the commercial building


The team crafted a stunning “jewel box” modern exhibition space that uses form and materiality to both juxtapose and harmonize with its surrounding context


The project gained unanimous approval from the City of Aspen’s Historical Preservation Commission and is poised to be a striking piece of architecture for Aspen’s downtown


Stein Building Addition

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • 1,180 Sq Ft

    Services Provided

  • Architecture