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Pitkin County Jail

Aspen, Colorado - Pitkin County

Historic Public Community Facility

Jail and Communications Building Renovation

Historic, Pitkin County Jail: Projects


The Pitkin County Jail received a special citation from the American Correctional Association for its Secure and Functional Design. The Master Control area, which includes a city and/or county dispatch center, incorporates clerestory views to alleviate an enclosed feeling for the staff.

Z-Group Architects succeeded in designing a secure facility which met the Sheriff Department’s philosophy of a humanistic approach to corrections.  This is a jail which integrates with a civic plaza and the strong architecture of a historic community.


Award of Merit | AIA Western Mountain Region
Honor Award | AIA Colorado West Chapter
Exhibition of Architecture for Justice Award | American Correctional Association and AIAI


 Architecture for Justice | Special Citation ACA and AIA

Historic, Pitkin County Jail: Pro Gallery
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