Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a new building on the grounds of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, featuring a glass skylight resembling the tail fin of a jet fighter that points towards the North Star.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) is situated on the historic campus of the US Air Force Academy, located just outside of Colorado Springs. The Academy trains students to be officers in the Air Force.
Global architecture firm SOM first masterplanned the campus in 1954. Celebrated for its Modernist style, the academy was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2004.