Eric Friis (1916-?)

  • 219 S. Third Street, designed by Friis
    Photo Courtesy: The City of Aspen
  • Tom Cleary, Hotel Jerome bellhop, 1952
    Photo Courtesy: Aspen Historical Society, Cleary Collection

Friis, from Copenhagen, Denmark, immigrated to the United States, eventually practicing in Eagle River, Wisconsin.  He was hired by a Wisconsin businessman and long-time visitor to Aspen, Tom Cleary, to design his family vacation home in Aspen in 1965.


Academy of Art, Copenhagen ‘43


Modern Chalet