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Shining Through: An Innovative New Building on the Historic U.S. Air Force Academy Campus

Photo © Magda Biernat

Source: Modern in Denver

During the course of a cadet’s four years at the United States Air Force Academy, he or she experiences roughly 160 hours of applied character and leadership training. In years past, that work took place in as many as 10 different venues, including off-site locations in downtown Colorado Springs. ... For design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, creating something aesthetically beautiful without compromising the surrounding environment required a thorough understanding of virtually all aspects of academy life—not to mention a meticulous and artful attention to detail.

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