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4/11/19

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Eric Keune and NPR Discuss SOM's Design for the U.S. Air Force Academy

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Source: KRCC - NPR Southern Colorado

On Wednesday, April 11th, KRCC, NPR's Southern Colorado affiliate station, interviewed Design Director Eric Keune about SOM's Modernist design for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Renowned photographer Ansel Adams documented the site before construction, with the images used by the SOM team to better understand the site and refine the design. 

“To me, what's important about the Air Force Academy is that it is one of only two SOM buildings that have been declared National Historic Landmarks. And as such, bestows upon it a great place of honor and significance in America's cultural landscape and cultural history,” said Keune. 

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