Aspen Burlingame Early Education Center
The design team of Land+Shelter / AFA / RDG was hired in the Spring of 2022 to program and design an early education center (ECE) in combination with a housing component to be located at the southern edge of Burlingame Ranch. The Phase 1 design proposal includes a 13,500sf / 7 classroom / 94 child ECE and surface parking for 36-46 cars plus a multi unit housing proposal held to a separate parcel with separate access and four housing units. The design has maximized the opportunity to achieve net-zero energy with super insulation, intelligent systems, and solar electric generation onsite. The ECE is tucked into the hill, hiding its size, and designed to slip into the surroundings while providing an essential community asset and function. It is conceived to be a quiet workhouse of the community, prioritizing energy, function, health and comfort over architectural flash.
Client: City of Aspen
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Completion Date: In Progress
Area: 18,932 GSF
Project Type: New Construction, ECE
Sustainability: Net-zero energy