past event

The Built Environment of Herbert Bayer

Join Ann Mullins, Landscape Architect and former Aspen City Council Member, for a tour of the Bauhaus inspired, Bayer designed buildings on the Aspen Institute Campus.  Beginning in 1945, Bayer worked with Walter Paepcke to fulfill Paepcke’s vision of ‘mind, body, spirit’ on 40 acres of ranchland adjacent to the historic city of Aspen.   Bayer designed over a dozen buildings on the Institute Campus from 1953 to 1962, incorporating the Bauhaus principles he had learned as a student and then master at the Bauhaus.  Strategically placed to maximize the outdoor experience and move the visitor through the varied landscapes of the Institute, his buildings are individually works of art and combined, a cohesive, powerful architectural statement.

All tours meet at the Doerr-Hosier Center (845 Meadows Rd.)

Health and Safety Guidelines:

  • Space is limited. All tours will be capped at 10 people and registration is required.
  • To make this gathering as safe as possible, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination status, or, if they are unable to be vaccinated for an allowable reason, will be asked to take a rapid COVID test onsite before entry. More details on the rapid COVID test will be provided closer to the event. Staff working the event will be covered by the same requirements. Details on how to share your vaccination status will be provided closer to the event but will rely on a secure system that will ensure your private medical information is kept confidential.
  • Unvaccinated individuals will be asked to wear masks in line with CDC guidance; vaccinated individuals are welcome to wear masks, but they will not be required.

 If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a private tour, please contact Lissa Ballinger (

Event information
Wed Aug 11, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Doerr-Hosier Center
845 Meadows Rd.
Aspen, CO