Christ Episcopal Church

Aspen, Colorado / Community


2010 AIA Colorado Merit Award

2010 AIA Colorado West Honor Award

2010 Faith & Form Religious Art & Architecture Award


E4 Elements

James Romeo Structural Engineers

William H.Baker Construction

Nicknamed the ‘Quonset Hut’ for its unique barrel-shaped nave, the original Christ Episcopal Church was constructed in 1962 in Aspen’s Historic West End. After numerous alterations and minor additions, the CEC sought to unify and update the aging and inefficient structure thru a significant renovation and addition effort.

Using the existing church’s modernist roots as cues, the addition differs in form and scale to compliment the historic resource. The design enhanced the worship and fellowship facilities for the church’s growing congregation, and provided administrative, hospitality and support spaces for church staff. This has allowed the church to continue its significant contributions to the Aspen community, to minister to its congregation’s spiritual needs and to maintain its long-standing identity in Aspen’s West End. The exterior is composed of chiseled stone, zinc, aluminum doors and windows and cedar siding.


501 Rio Grande Place

Suite 104

Aspen, CO 81611

+1 970 920 9428



2014 Pearl St.

Boulder, CO 80302

+1 720 277 0098