Construction of the New AAM is well under way! Crews from local and regional construction companies are mobilized on our new site and are working to complete the project on schedule and on budget for a grand opening in summer 2014.
Don’t forget to come by to take a look when you’re in the neighborhood. The project site is fully visible via peepholes cut in the walkways along South Spring Street and East Hyman Avenue. From June 2012–13, the covered pedestrian walkways featured artist Kay Rosen’s site-specific project Construction Zone. Beginning June 27, 2013, a specially commissioned mural by artist Dave Muller will be on view.
First gift to build the New Aspen Art Museum received.
Architect Selection Committee appointed and selection process commenced.
Shigeru Ban unanimously selected by the Architect Selection Committee to design the New Aspen Art Museum.
Preliminary conceptual design and planning of the new building.
Potential downtown properties identified.
Aspen City Council approval of the New Aspen Art Museum project.
Reached $20,000,000 endowment goal.
Removal of existing structures on the new museum site.
August 16, 2011
Groundbreaking on Aspen’s Day (8.16.11).
Schematic design completed.
Winter 2012/Spring 2013
Excavation and foundation work completed.
Concrete structure completed.
Roofing and exterior wall systems commenced.
Interior partitions and topping slabs commenced.
Commenced MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) rough-in.
Winter 2013/Spring 2014
Roofing and exterior wall systems completed.
Interior finishes completed.
Exterior hardscape (paved areas) completed.
The New Aspen Art Museum opens to the public.