photo - CMC Board of Trustee Charles CunniffeCharles Cunniffe

District 1, Pitkin County

Colorado Mountain College’s trustee from District 1, Charles Cunniffe AIA, is the principal of Charles Cunniffe Architects, and has worked as an architect in Aspen since 1979. He has been on the college’s board of trustees since 2013.

He also serves on the Aspen Rotary-Rotary International World Service Committee, AIA Colorado West Board of Directors (president-elect), Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Governance Chair) and River Bridge Regional Center boards. He was one of the founders of the renowned nonprofit Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and a founding board member of River Bridge.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture, fine arts and sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, followed by studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT and Brown University.

He has been an active college supporter for many years, including as a member of the CMC Foundation Board. A lifelong learner, Cunniffe has taken a number of classes at the college over the years as well as through the American Institute of Architects.

Cunniffe represents most of Pitkin County, plus a small area within Eagle County. District 1 is formally described as Pitkin County, not including the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 Director District B, plus the area within the boundaries of Re-1 Director District A.