AKA HOTEL FACADE + INTERIOR RENOVATION
ARCHITECTS: STANEV POTTS ARCHITECTS
COMPLETED: APRIL 2019
ROLE: DESIGNER + PROJECT MANAGER
The hotel renovation consisted of a complete lobby refresh and a new facade entrance that is now more consistent with the historic architecture of the 1913 building. A ten foot deep, cantilevered canopy with signage now greets its users from afar and brings more presence to the streetscape.
The interior of the lobby has a minimal, but bold aesthetic that now has better flow for those staying at the hotel. A fifteen foot high by five foot wide moss wall balances the crisp black and white finishes and greets guests as a focal point at the main entrance.
Renovating the existing hotel included a preliminary process of obtaining approvals from multiple departments in the city of Philadelphia, which included presentations to both the Philadelphia Historic Commission Board and the Philadelphia Art Commission.
VIEW FROM WAITING AREA
5'x15' GREEN WALL
DISCLAIMER: DRAWINGS, RENDERINGS AND PHOTOS ARE PROPERTY OF STANEV POTTS ARCHITECTS