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R+B Selected as Architect and Interior Designer for Boettcher Building Renovation at Aspen Institute

ASPEN, CO — January 8, 2020 — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is proud to announce that we have been selected as Architect and Interior Designer for the renovation of Boettcher Building on the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado. In conjunction with the Aspen Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Landmark designation as an Aspen Modern building is being sought for the structure as well.


Respecting its Bauhaus roots, the R+B team will provide a much-needed restoration of the interior of the building, originally designed by architects Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict in 1973. With the goal of increasing collaboration and creativity within dynamic seminar and office spaces, porosity throughout the building will be emphasized and a more usable central space created.


About R+B’s involvement in the project, Principal Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ, shares, “It is an honor to participate in the restoration of this important building and to increase its potential for collaboration, creativity and generation of ideas, all concepts that are fundamental to R+B as well. Moving forward, we anticipate a great working relationship with the Aspen Institute team on the project to bring our mutual vision for Boettcher Building to life.” Led by Broughton, the R+B team on the project includes Project Manager Craig Lawrence, AIA, Project Architect Lauren Amt, AIA, and Project Designer Eugenie Provost.


Boettcher Building was named after Colorado business leader Charles Boettcher (1852-1948), whose Boettcher Foundation has contributed more than $300 million over the years to Colorado civic, cultural, community and social services, education and health care.



About the Aspen Institute – The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.