2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
Driven by unmatched client vision and goals, our team envisioned and executed projects spanning SEVEN TYPOLOGIES, THREE COUNTRIES, FOUR STATES and SEVEN Colorado cities and towns this year. Our “favorites list” begins with FIVE immersive projects opening their doors: The Michael Smith Building at the Warner College of Natural Resources (academic, lab, higher education), The St. Paul Collection (multi-family residential, retail including elite tenants like SOULCYCLE, Le Bilboquet, and CB2), Aviano Coffee (experiential retail), The Village at White River Junction (active senior living), and Circus Zambia (mixed-use, entertainment); we also had our first block of the 9th & Colorado Redevelopment (retail, restaurant) break ground.
Our team expanded with SEVEN NEW 4240ers and we celebrated DJ Gratzer for his leadership advancement to Senior Associate, as well as, Emily Chastain, Cory Bruce, and Ryan Anderson for becoming licensed architects.
Felix Tannenbaum was awarded the inaugural Hooman Aryan Traveling Scholarship, Principal Matt Cecere chaired the AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference located in Keystone Colorado, and our design teams were acknowledged with EIGHT design excellence awards.
Peruse some more 2018 highlights below.
Circus Zambia celebrated the opening of their new 4240-designed practice facility in November—an electrifying event that was honored by Prince Harry who cut the opening ceremony ribbon, spoke on behalf of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, and visited with the youth of Circus Zambia.
Featuring the recently completed addition to the Warner College of Natural Resources that 4240 designed for Colorado State University in their December issue, Building Dialogue Magazine published: Designing a New Era of Experience-Based Learning at CSU: The Michael Smith Natural Resources Building.
After winning the highest award at the annual Architecture at Zero Competition, 4240’s AESTUS Visitor’s Center and Science on the Bay Outfitters Building went on to also win TWO AIA Colorado Design Awards. Make sure to check out this impressive net-positive project here.
We celebrated the topping out of ONE Snowmass this year. It came as no surprise to then see our excitement over this project matched through multiple media outlets including Forbes, the Colorado Real Estate Journal, and the Aspen Times. Anticipated to open THIS WINTER—stay tuned for updates and visit allinsnowmass.com.
Recently surpassing its silver anniversary, 4240’s The Arrabelle at Vail Square continues to gain notoriety. Ranked by Forbes as one of the 12 Best Hotels and Resorts of 2018, the resort is famed fas iconic for its combination of luxury lodging and location in Vail.
Recognized as a residential development that redefines how rental properties look and live, The St. Paul Collection is the latest 4240 project in Denver to open its doors. Combining classic luxury with five-star resort amenities, The St. Paul Collection has already been awarded the 2018 IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter BESTaward in the Multi-Family category.
To address the challenges of overcrowded housing on campuses, 4240 shared the ODD (On-Demand Dwelling) Collective at this year’s Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) Conference. The concept aims to provide expanded housing that is completely self-sufficient, embraces wellness living principles, and is centered around the elements of student success.
Semester At Sea’s MV World Odyssey (10 deck, 175 meter long passenger ship) is atop our most unique projects of 2018—or ever.
4240 was charged with a vision to support student voyagers on their quest to become global citizens; the design team worked within this immersive living and learning environment to elevate classroom group interactions. It was important to create personal connectivity to over 11 port city cultures - textiles, languages, commerce and people - and to further encourage site specific learning on-board this floating classroom.
This year we reached over 1,000 unique followers on our Instagram—follow us @4240architecture for project snapshots and firm updates.