Public invited to Vail design team interviews
The Vail Conference Center Advisory Committee will interview four architectural firms that have been invited to submit proposals to design the town’s conference center. As part of the process, a “meet and greet” open house where citizens can speak to the candidates will be held immediately following the formal interview sessions. Interviews will take place during a public meeting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday in the Colorado Ballroom of the Vail Marriott. The design team candidates and their interview times are: Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd. at 8 a.m.; Hornberger + Worstell, Inc. with Gwathmey Pratt Schultz Architects at 10:30 a.m.; LMN Architects with Zehren and Associates at 1:15 p.m.; and Thompson Ventulett, Stainback & Associates with VAG, Inc. at 3:45 p.m. The following format will be used: 30 minutes for the firm’s presentation, 30 minutes for written questions from the public, and one hour for questions and answers from the advisory committee. The open house will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott tent.The schedule calls for a design team to be chosen in August or September, with construction beginning in April 2005 and ending in June 2006.Voters approved increases in Vail’s lodging and sales taxes in November 2002 to fund the conference center. The 100,000-square-foot building, which will be located in Lionshead, will cost approximately $42.5 million. To learn moreFor more information on Vail’s conference center, call Russell Forrest, community development director, at 479-2146.