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Welcome to the Isaacson Center

June 19, 2018  • Institute Staff

The Aspen Meadows Reception Center and Pavilion has long been an important meeting place for the exchange of ideas. Now, a major renovation—fully funded in 2017—is on schedule to be completed in June. The center, built in 1958, will reopen as the Walter Isaacson Center, in recognition of Walter Isaacson’s service as Institute president and CEO. The renovations will reflect designer Herbert Bayer’s vision and classic Bauhaus style. The center’s new features will add an event and dining space to the main floor—the Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion—and will also include the Mercedes Bass Castle Creek Deck, the Bonnie and Kenneth Davis Commons, the Diane L. Morris Lobby, the Bren and Mel Simon Terrace, Limeslicers Bar, Moderators Bridge, and the Laurie M. Tisch Terrace and Gardens. The project was spearheaded by Shaw Construction, Jeffrey Berkus Architects, and Jim Curtis, the project manager for the renovations. The grand opening and dedication is scheduled for this summer.