ACES, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is located in the heart of Aspen adjacent to Hallam Lake. This 8,000 square foot structure houses the visitor center, meeting/lecture space, a research area for students and teachers as well as an office space. The design references the original historic barn that initally served as the visitor center. The project featured a number of sustainable elements which were significant in promoting awareness of responsible building design. We graciously accepted a AIA West Chapter Honor Award for the project's design.