SHINING THROUGH

photo credit: david lauer

photo credit: david lauer

Magazine Cover Story

During the course of a cadet’s four years at the United States Air Force Academy, (s)he experiences roughly 160 hours of applied character and leadership training.

In years past, that work took place in as many as 10 different venues, including off-site locations in downtown Colorado Springs. Bringing it all under one roof required volumes of practical functionality.

For design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, creating something aesthetically beautiful without compromising the surrounding environment required a thorough understanding of virtually all aspects of cadet life — not to mention a meticulous and thoughtful attention to detail.

Power, symbolism, and modern design launch an trailblazing new facility at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Read the whole story here. 

- from the Fall 2016 issue of Modern in Denver magazine

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