Aspen Music Festival and School – Landscape Architecture and Planning

Today was the Aspen Music Festival and School’s official opening celebration for the Lower School Building on the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus located off Castle Creek Road in Aspen. I served as the landscape architect and site planner for the project when I worked at Design Workshop. After almost 10 years of visioning, designing, obtaining approvals and preparing construction documentation, the first phase of the campus was built in 2013. The new buildings, circulation and plantings have transformed the campus and have already been recognized with awards, but more importantly, the new campus has instilled a sense of pride in occupants and visitors to the campus, and created wonderful spaces for music-making.

These are a few summer landscape images that I captured today.

Details of dryland grasses and riparian wildflowers

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Views of Practice Rooms and of Lower School area from roof garden(above)
Architect Harry Teague in front of the Lower School building that he designed(below)