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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Experiential programming and design for town center at CBMR.

 

Master plan and placemaking for retail-entertainment town center at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

 

The ownership group of Crested Butte Mountain Resort planned the development of a town center place at the heart of its resort high in the Colorado Rockies. The town center was viewed as a competitive response to the increasingly competitive Colorado ski industry, which was in the midst of “amenity creep.”

 

Worked in collaboration with Owner, and the project architect, in examining various “Big Ideas” that would compel the place making at the town center. Guest programming was prepared, including a slate of event programming to provide signature times of year for the resort.

 

A major effort was made to identify and program for interstitial areas at the town center, to assure activity throughout the operating day and week. Given the relatively modest size of the market area outside of peak visitation seasons, providing for resident use of facilities, in this way, is always of great importance.

 

Atlantis Submarines Miami

aec   Atlantis Submarines, Inc.  |  Big idea exploration and confirmation, and ideation, along with business plan for proposed themed recreation attraction, an offshore submarine platform off the coast of Miami, Florida.  At the time, Atlantis Submarines (Vancouver) was a multi-unit operator of underwater experiences in mostly submersible submarines.

 

Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

Long Beach World Trade Center

Kajima U.S.  |  Market and financial feasibility study, with tenanting strategy recommendations, for planned landmark office development in Long Beach, California.  The project has since been completed. One World Trade Center is a 30-story office building, 397 feet (121 meters) high, adjacent to the 20-story Hilton Long Beach known as Two World Trade Center.