Hi Guys, excited to share with you the video from a panel that I was on last summer in Aspen, Colorado. Jill Livingston started Aspen Real Life when I was working at POSS Architecture, she invited me to come back to Aspen, after I began grad school in Denver, to speak on my experiences living in small communities. As some of you may know, I am originally from Conifer, CO, a very small community in the foothills of Colorado. Since then, I have lived in Gunnison, Breckenridge, Basalt, and Aspen.
Hi All - Rob here, I have entered back into school to pursue my masters in Architecture, I will be posting a lot of my work here for your to see, I hope you like what you see!
Rob Hollis of CEDC Wins 2017 AIA10 Award
Awards honor the best design work from emerging professionals in the state of Colorado
Lakewood, CO (08/07/2017) – The Colorado Environmental Design Company (CEDC) is proud to announce Rob Hollis as a 2017 AIA10 Award Winner, presented by the American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter (AIA Colorado). The awards program honors the best design work from emerging professionals in the architecture industry, and is open to students, design professionals and architects licensed 10 years or less.
Winners in 14 categories were selected by a jury of architects that included:
Ben Blanchard, AIA – Anderson Mason Dale Architects, PC
Cindy Harvey – RNL
Julian Lineham – Studio NYL
Julianne Scherer, AIA – HDR
Mark Tremmel, AIA – Tremmel Design Group
Rob is an Associate AIA member with 2.5 years of NCARB experience with Greenline Architects and POSS Architecture and Planning, both of the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado. The “Dream Hostel” model was built for fourth year undergraduate studio instructed by Dr. Ping Xu at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
This marks the 18th year AIA Colorado has recognized the work of emerging professionals through a dedicated awards program. Other 2017 AIA10 Award winners include:
Craftsmanship – Architectural
Highlighting the craftsmanship, technique and creative ability exhibited through architectural models.
Winner: Dream Hostel
Rob Hollis, Assoc. AIA
Honorable Mention: Sculpted Space
University of Cincinnati
About AIA Colorado
For 125 years, AIA Colorado has been the voice of the architectural profession in Colorado. As a membership organization for architects, those working towards licensure and allied industry professionals, AIA Colorado provides education and resources for its members and tools for the public to find and work with architects. With more than 2,400 members statewide, AIA Architects are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. AIA Colorado is a state chapter of the national American Institute of Architects. www.aiacolorado.org.
BLK MKT and ROAM come through Aspen with a bang... and a conscience.
BLK MKT first appeared in Aspen at the Crystal Palace building where Testosterone now lives, the shop looked like a cave filled with gems made of wood, brass and leather. A year later, the guys are back in town, with a load of goods unloaded from their '86 diesel box truck into Boogie's for Labor day weekend. A pop - up shop to say the least, Black Market, with their line of clothing called ROAM, has turned the Boogies lobby into a modern day museum of high-quality, hand-crafted clothing with a conscience. Check them out all weekend at Boogie's 534 E. Cooper Ave.
Presented by The Steadman Clinic and CIMA Cycles, Jeremy Wallace, photographer for The Aspen Times spends an afternoon with freestyle bike rider and snowboarder Rob Hollis.
A small structure with low energy and a big impact.
After experiencing great acclaim for the Crystal River Tree House in 2004, Green Line Architects of Carbondale, CO had set aim on something much more foresighted for 2015. Tree houses, by and large, are a novelty. They don’t last any longer than the tree they are settled in, they are tremendously inefficient from a building operations standpoint and not to mention very inaccessible, think ADA. Green Line wanted to look carefully at the today and the future of architecture.
In the future, our building codes will be modified as dramatically as our medicinal and agricultural practices, organic and holistic will rule. Our building materials will be stamped with a nutritional facts statement including the method of extraction, the material content, the transportation impacts and the application and procedural guidelines. In the future, people will ask, “have you seen your local architect this month?” After all, our three basic needs include food, water and shelter.
The environmental movement is shifting. It has become an issue about human survival on this planet as opposed to simply the protection of the environment. We now know that if we don’t regulate or land use and resource management, this planet will shake us off like water on a wet dog. In the future, humans will either perish, or learn to become part of the natural system.
Products are created all around the world, and the earth is where the materials comes from, someone may say that the world has a restorative power and that no matter what we do, we will not play a role in it’s events, as if the world is on a different timeline or pattern. Which is true, in terms of the existence of the planet compared to the existence of our societies. But in terms of the relationship that we have right now, that relationship that we have with nature and the earth is inextricably linked to now and everything else living right now. We must consider our relationship to nature as a life giving force.
Products can be created in one of two ways, manufactured or crafted. Think leather, someone might say that leather is bad, bad for the environment and otherwise, maybe they have seen videos of production farms. On the other hand, there is a native in his cave at the dawn of time, using tools to benefit from every single piece of his kill, creating clothing and fabrics out of the hides. Still they are linked, linked to the natural system, animals, humans, very different in their actions but doing the same thing. Life is a natural force, but it can be mechanized, or organized, always relative to the other pieces, bad input results in bad output.
Oh yeah, the building is also a bike ramp..
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Recently, Rob Hollis wrote a blog post for LifeProof and was featured on their LifeProof Live Tumblr blog as well as their Instagram page. The article was written about a 14er trip, where Rob and some friends summited Mt. Elbert, Colorado's tallest fourteener.
Check it; LifeProof Live
Here are some sneak peak photos taken by Riley Seebeck of Steamboat Colorado...
A behind the scenes look of a Green Line project was picked up by the Associated Press last week and the story circulated around the nation. The project is still under wraps, but what we can tell you is that the whole thing is being filmed for a one-hour TV special.
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Dr. Temple Grandin consults with Green Line Architects on two new designs.
Green Line Architects was honored to spend the day with one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" last Tuesday, Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple began her day at Sustainable Settings Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado, were she advised the new design and cow-handling plan of Green Line's proposed Dairy Barn project. Grandin's input helped Green Line staff to understand design details that will reduce stress on the animals and improve the working environment for Sustainable Settings young group of gardeners, ranch-hands and activists.
Sustainable Settings is a poster child for the future of farming; permaculture, integrated pest management, intern work-study programs and community involvement.
After a farm-to-table meal at the ranch, we were excited to have Dr. Grandin come back to downtown Carbondale and tour The Yellow House. The Yellow House, designed in partnership with Ascendigo, an adult adventure camp for youth and adults across the autism spectrum, is a home for up to three autistic individuals to begin to gain independence and skills in their pursuits of a fulfilling life. Temple was excited to see that the home had all the infrastructure and capabilities of a medical facility, yet the feel and look of a comfortable home. Temple was also thrilled to see that the design included a wi-fi master shutoff and the absence of TVs in the bedrooms, concluding "your (sons and daughters) are not going to develop if they don't get outside the house and learn to help other people."
Dr. Temple Grandin was very helpful in consulting on these two projects with Green Line Architects. You can see the two talks she did for the community, at the end of a very long day, online at Grassroots TV:
Thanks to our partners Sustainable Settings and Ascendigo for helping to bring Temple to the Roaring Fork Valley.
Rob has recently accepted a job offer with GreenLine Architects of Carbondale Colorado! This position as Junior Designer will allow Rob to develop his architectural skills and expertise on the topic of triple bottom line architectural solutions while being located in the mecca of action sports; The Roaring Fork Valley. Please take a look at GreenLine's webpage and portfolio of high-performance sustainable design solutions;
Stumbled across some old bookmarks today and was reminded of an organization called Architecture for Humanity, they are out of San Francisco and seem to work on projects all over the world. They focus on a "need" based strategy, where they respond to disaster, global issues or community request.
I love to find stories about organizations and people that are putting forth an effort to mitigate some of the anthropocentric repercussions of our modern civilization.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in one of the harshest places on Earth.
See the full story here:
I especially like to read the comments people make about these stories, It shows a strong collective environmental ethic.
Whilst I don't know if writing about problems is the best way to deal with them, it sure helps to better understand the problems of our world and it is inspiring to know that people care deeply about our relationship to the natural environment.
I want to change the world. I want to seize the day. Everything starts somewhere.