R+B Newsletter / Early Winter 2016
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COMPLETE / A Sample of Our Accomplishments
Aspen Skiing Company  / HOSPITALITY + COMMERCIAL / Aspen, CO

To kick off the winter season, Rowland+Broughton would like to acknowledge our long-term collaboration with the Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) on a collection of hospitality and commercial projects, both on-mountain and centrally located in Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado, and in Ketchum, Idaho. ASC shares our appreciation of the unique mountain environment, similar guiding principles, and the importance of designing and building with an eye toward excellence and sustainability.
Over the past eight years, R+B’s design team has worked alongside ASC on projects including extensive interior remodels of the Ajax Tavern at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola, slopeside Element 47 restaurant in the renowned Little Nell hotel, the historic Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands, and branding and interiors for the Limelight Hotels in Aspen, Colorado, and Ketchum, Idaho, which is expected to be complete in December 2016.
Cloud Nine Bistro / HOSPITALITY / Aspen, CO

Selected to complete the remodel of this ski patrol hut turned European-style bistro, R+B designed an open kitchen concept, expanded the dining room seating capacity, and created a private dining space. Essential to the renovation, the design team made sure to preserve the charming and eclectic atmosphere that makes Cloud Nine Bistro a unique experience.
Four Mountain Sports / COMMERCIAL / Snowmass, CO

R+B designed a space for all season rental/retail activity at the base of Snowmass Mountain. Inspired by the on-mountain trail maps, the design introduces guests to the Aspen Snowmass brand, helps them easily navigate the rental process, and creates an exceptional overall experience.
Aspen Ticket Office  / COMMERCIAL / Aspen, CO

R+B redesigned the guest service experience at the Aspen and Snowmass Mountain Ticket Offices to reflect the world-class brand and amenities of Aspen Snowmass. As the first impression for visitors to the resort, it is essential to properly brand the office, employ sustainable materials throughout the space and efficiently space plan in order to expedite the ticket buying process.
PROJECT SHOWCASE / Projects In Progress

Limelight Hotel / HOSPITALITY / Ketchum, ID

Rowland+Broughton is looking forward to the opening of the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum, Idaho, next month!  Modeled after the company’s successful Limelight Hotel in Aspen, for which R+B completed a full interior design program, the contemporary design aesthetic invites guests to “bask in the limelight” of this unique hotel design concept. This is Aspen Skiing Company’s first expansion project beyond Colorado and we are proud to be part of the venture.

The Aspen Shop / COMMERCIAL / Aspen, CO

Opening this winter, R+B developed the interior design for the new Aspen Skiing Company logo retail store. Paying homage to the natural elements of Aspen, the interior of the shop will use materials such as reclaimed wood for the walls, charred black wood for an accent wall, and wood inspired tiles for the flooring. Merchandise will be displayed from chair lift and gondola inspired clothing racks. 
Updates from the R+B team 

The R+B team would like to thank John, Sarah and our Directors of Fun for organizing a wonderful bi-annual team gathering to see The Motet play at Red Rocks Amphitheater in July. Rain or shine, the team had a wonderful time at the Denver studio and is thankful for our time together.

R+B would like to thank our summer architectural interns, Christian Stroch and Samantha Strang, for all their project work at the Aspen and Denver studios. Christian has returned to the University of Virginia for his graduate degree and Samantha is finishing her MArch program at the University of Colorado Denver this year.
Wedding bells rang for Denver colleague, Mark Bever, Project Designer, and his new wife, Kate, at Camp Hale, Colorado, in July (pictured left). In October Caitlyn Gembarowicz, MarCom Manager, and her partner, Jonathan, were also married at Gunnison River Farms in Austin, Colorado. Congratulations!
R+B would also like to welcome our newest RoBro members to the family. Issac Walter was born on 20 April 2016 to Architect/Project Manager, Delvon Nemechek, AIA, and his wife, Meghan.
On 26 September 2016, baby girl Bently Teagan was born to Project Designer, Mark Hardman, and his wife, Vanessa. Congratulations to our team members and their little RoBros!
Architect Bryan May, AIA, ventured to Germany to meet with MBM Konstruktionen and to evaluate and research their windows. He also traveled to Petersen Tegl, a brickworks in Denmark, to meet their team, learn more about their unique product line, and view their brickmaking process. Each of these products will be key components of the Victorian Square project in Aspen.  As he was traveling, Bryan wrote to the team, “The fact that I am in Europe right now should excite anyone to join R+B. If this type of opportunity doesn't stir someone's passion for design, nothing will. This is the most invigorating trip of my professional career, and I can't wait to share it with everyone!”
Finally, Sarah and John are pleased to announce that Amanda Christianson, LEED AP, has been named Director of Operations and Studio Leader. Also named Studio Leaders are Denver team members Brandt Shwayder, LEED AP (pictured left), Jayna Kline, ASID, IIDA, and Todd Biekkola, AIA, LEED AP, and along with Aspen team members Dana Ganssle Ellis, Associate AIA, LEED AP, Scott McHale, LEED AP, and Sara Upton, AIA. The Studio Leader role recognizes individuals who contribute significantly to R+B’s holistic and strategic growth, design excellence and studio leadership.
Awards + Publications
AIA Colorado – 2016 Practice + Design Conference 

Sarah Broughton, AIA, was the co-chair for the annual conference on 6-8 October 2016 at Copper Mountain Resort. The conference was a great success. Thank you to all who participated and for sharing inspiring projects!

R+B was ranked #51 in the top 100 Interior Design Rising Giants firms for 2016 by INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine
AIA Colorado State Honorable Mention

Game On – Aspen, CO – Honorable Mention in Residential Architecture category

AIA Colorado Denver Honorable Mention

Game On – Aspen, CO – Honorable Mention in Residential Architecture category
AIA Colorado West Honorable Mention

Honor Society – Denver, CO – Honorable Mention in Commercial/Institutional category
AIA Colorado West Award of Excellence

Black Magic – Aspen, CO – Award of Excellence for Residential Under $1 Million

IIDA BESTaward – Rocky Mountain Chapter

Matsuhisa – Denver, CO – Awarded in the hospitality “Eat+Drink” category
Circle of Excellence

An international listing of best-managed A/E/C firms by PSMJ Resources, Inc.

COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES, September/October 2016

Massive & Sleek
R+B project, McLain Flats, is featured for its kitchen transformation into one sleek space equally suited for cooking and gathering.


Design, Culture and Cuisine Meet at Matsuhisa | R+B
Thoughtful, humble, purposeful and timeless inspiration is detailed in this feature on R+B hospitality project, Matsuhisa Denver. 

5280 HOME, 23 August 2016

Friends With Kids
A year and a half after its completion, Four Friends Kitchen, R+B project located in Stapleton, Colorado, receives renewed recognition. 

BOBVILA.COM, 18 August 2016

14 Spaces That Blur the Lines Between Indoors and Out
R+B custom residential project, 1305 Ranch, impresses again with its gorgeous display of indoor/outdoor livability.

Aspen Magazine, Midsummer 2016

Footloose & Fancy Free
Featured in “Now in Town” section, the Launchpad is recognized as a new home for the arts in Carbondale.


Asian Flow
Article showcasing Rowland+Broughton’s thoughtful design for Matsuhisa Denver.


Designing Women
R+B Principal, Sarah Broughton, AIA, is recognized for her great style in this list of accomplished Colorado designing women. 

ALPINE MODERN, 10 July 2016

Aspen Style: Designed for Legacy
Black Birch Modern is featured in this beautiful online publication.
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