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16
Sep

Rise of Technology in Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our world, including the relationship that architects and designers have with technology. Technology is more important than ever. InspireDesign reached out to a few architecture, design and technology leaders who have seen the changing relationship with technology and how it has affected their work. David Shove-Brown, Principal/Co-Founder,…
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10
Sep

Multifaceted Design

The Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District, anchored by the 419-room JW Marriott Savannah, has opened as Savannah’s Entertainment District in Savannah, GA, a $375 million project that represents the largest redevelopment in the history of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District. The 4.5-acre waterfront district features more than a dozen restaurants and lounges, including Baobab Lounge,…
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03
Sep

Nature Retreat

Amid this era of social distancing, guests are looking for vacations that enable them to escape to nature. With everything from cozy cabins, to a campground with yurts and a vintage Spartan, California’s Wylder Hope Valley enables guests to do just that. The property’s design is the result of a collaboration with design group OMFGCO,…
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01
Sep

PPG Releases ‘Be Well’ Palette

In an era where normal is no longer, and mental and physical well-being have become more important than ever, consumers are craving simple comforts and a slowed-down lifestyle. Emulating both the optimism felt in nature and soothing nostalgia, the PPG 2021 Palette of the Year “Be Well” has been unveiled, consisting of hues Transcend, Big…
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27
Aug

Coastal Charm

Famous for its historic mansions and rich sailing history, Newport, RI, is an East Coast locale known for its charming atmosphere. The Wayfinder, which opened this summer, is a boutique hotel developed by Dovetail + Co. founder Phil Hospod that aims to redefine what travelers think when it comes to Newport. Where the city evokes images…
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24
Aug

An All-Hands Renovation

Garden Street Inn, a historic Victorian Mansion located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo and the most recent hotel acquisition by Kirkwood Collection, had everything in place for a grand-scale renovation this fall until the pandemic hit and changed everything. Kirkwood was challenged with figuring out a way to keep the property staff…
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20
Aug

Beaux Arts Beauty

Hospitality and healthcare have always been intertwined—now more so than ever—as both industries exist to serve and care for others. The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District opened this summer in the Beaux-Arts classical-style landmark that was formerly the site of the Cook County Hospital. The 342,000-sq.-ft. adaptive-reuse project is part of a $150-million…
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19
Aug

The Future of Retail and Hospitality

InspireDesign reached out to Kevin Newman, CEO of architecture and design firm NG+P, for his take on how COVID-19 will affect retail and hospitality design. Your firm recently expanded into hospitality and retail markets after focusing primarily on multifamily and mixed use. What have you found to be the similarities and differences between those areas?…
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17
Aug

Physical Places

Hospitality is all about bringing people together, making everyone feel warm and welcomed. Hotel designers and architects have always designed for this, with the intention of creating shared and social spaces. However, as the world rethinks these spaces, designers are realizing the importance of physical spaces. Shay Lam, managing executive/studio creative director for TPG Architecture,…
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