50 Years in Aspen

April 29, 2015

Immediate Release

Shaw Construction Celebrates 50 years of Building in Aspen

Five notable projects to be completed in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2015

DENVER, Colo., April 29, 2015 – This year marks Shaw Construction’s 50th year as a builder in Aspen, and there is no shortage of projects the firm is currently working on in the area. As one of the builders with the most tenure on the Western Slope — with their first Aspen-area project, the Victoria Lodge (which opened at the same time as Snowmass ski area) in 1965 — Shaw Construction continues to make an impact on the diversity of Aspen’s landscape.

Shaw Construction will be completing five notable projects in Aspen over the next several months including:

  • The Berg House which includes a historic renovation of a 19th century residence, subterranean expansion with skylights, and new contemporary custom residence. The Berg House is located one block from the Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum.
  • Block 99 involves the renovation of a historic cabin and historic residence, a contemporary commercial space, and luxury penthouse condominium. The buildings are located one block from the new Aspen Art Museum.
  • The final phase of the Aspen Music Festival & School and Aspen Country Day School’s Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus. The 22-acre campus is located on 38 acres of natural woodlands. Development includes construction of four structures comprising the rehearsal hall, classrooms, cafeteria and administrative offices, plus restoration of two historic structures.
  • The Element by Westin Hotel in Basalt, one of the new Starwood hotel chic urban brands.
  • Block 7, a mixed-use building near Whole Foods at Willits Town Center. Block 7 includes two floors of residences over one level of retail with underground parking.
  • Sundeck/Aspen Mountain Club, which was completed in 2000, was the first project in Colorado to receive certification from U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED). The project included demolition of the existing building and construction of the Sundeck Restaurant. Instead of demolishing and hauling the previous Sundeck building materials to the dump, Shaw helped in the preparation of a detailed building recycling plan. The building was disassembled, sorted by type of materials and recycled for re-use by other builders, or recycled for other renewable uses.
  • The St. Regis Hotel, which included a conversion of 90 hotel rooms into 25 two- and three-bedroom fractional ownership units and 20 hotel guest rooms. The project also included the 16,000 square foot Reméde Spa and fitness room.
  • The Dancing Bear Club, which is a private residence club with 20 fractional units located in downtown. Each unit features a private outdoor deck or balcony, a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and two cozy fireplaces. Facility amenities include a fitness center, high-tech theater, private wine room and business workspace. Shaw constructed this club with the highest quality finishes.
  • The Burlingame Ranch community, a 31-acre site, with a hierarchy of public spaces from large common gathering areas at the commons facility, the great lawn to the intimate scale neighborhood centers. The project is built according to Building America Standards. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used it as a test site for being large scale, in a cold climate, being affordable and having 50 percent more energy efficient structures than the established benchmark for the average American home.
  • The campus of The Aspen Institute including award-winning and LEED certified structures. The campus includes lodging suites, the LEED Gold certified Doerr-Hosier Center and Andy Goldsworthy “river” stone sculpture, Platos Restaurant, The Koch and other meeting facilities, as well as the world class Aspen Music Festival Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall.
  • The iconic Little Nell hotel
  • The award-winning Hyatt Grand Aspen
  • The historic renovation and addition to the Hotel Jerome

Over the past 50 years, Shaw has also completed an abundance of other projects in the area. Some of their most notable projects in the area are:

For more information about Shaw Construction and the projects the firm has worked on, visit www.shawconstruction.net.

About Shaw Construction

Shaw Construction is a Colorado-based construction firm that builds cutting-edge structures in a variety of sectors, including resort and hospitality, residential and multi-family, higher education, and arts and cultural centers across the Rocky Mountain region. Shaw’s services differentiate the firm as a thought leader that offers insight into the nuances of a project from start to completion.

Shaw Construction doesn’t simply build buildings; Shaw creates lasting partnerships to build communities. The company offers forethought on a project bringing insight on all nuances from start to completion. Shaw keeps all of its projects on time, within budget and beautifully built.

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