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AIA Colorado Honors “The Best of the Best” In Architecture

Harry Teague Architects and Anderson Ranch Arts Center were honored by AIA Colorado on Thursday Night, 6 October 2016, at the AIA Colorado Awards Gala.

The AIA Colorado 25 Year Honor Award "recognizes a built structure that has significantly influenced design and lifestyle in Colorado."


For more than thirty-five years Harry Teague Architects has worked with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center to evolve the campus into the world-renowned and admired arts institution that it is today. From our first involvement in 1979, when the only winterized studio was the print shop in the basement of the Dows Barn, our approach has been to carefully shape a campus that responds to the continuous evolving needs of the Ranch while maintaining its essential heart and spirit.

Our challenge has been to create works paces that accommodate the ever-changing technical demands of fine art and craft, while also being an informal inspiring environment for making art. At the same time, rustic charm and natural beauty belie the underlying sophistication of its overall plan. In the course of our long-term relationship we have worked with the Ranch community to create a configuration of studios, meeting, eating, and living spaces that maximize the opportunities for interaction between the various art disciplines - a unique, essential feature of the Ranch experience.

Collaboration with Anderson Ranch Arts Center This project has not been architecture as usual, but a collaboration with one of the nation’s foremost artistic communities with an extraordinarily celebrated architecture firm that has demonstrated a sensitivity for the artistic temperament, the context of the Brush Creek Valley, and the ongoing evolution of Anderson Ranch Art Center. In the period from 1981-1998 Harry Teague Architects designed, built, and adapted nine structures that outlined the ultimate configuration of the campus and set the architectural tone for all subsequent Ranch development. These original studios, workshops, and meeting spaces combined the Rocky Mountain agricultural homestead vernacular with sophisticated contemporary interventions into a relaxed architecture that ideally suits the pragmatic needs of artists and makers and became the signature style of the ranch.

Jennifer Slaughter (Marketing and Communications Director), Ashley Todey (Deputy Director), Harry Teague (Principal Architect) and Doug Casebeer (Associate Director & Artistic Director of Ceramics).

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