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Colorado Mountain College

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1981, Peter Dobrovolhy. 1400 Blake Ave.

Low-slung and stepped into a south-facing hillside, this is a notable passive solar structure. This Post-modern frame and glass building is “Old Main” for CMC's Glenwood Springs campus, which started in 1969 in the Hotel Colorado. Within an exposed aggregate block and steel structure, the central, enclosed courtyard has a jungle of plants under fuchsia-colored ductwork.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Colorado Mountain College", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 483-483.

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