Hotel Easton

Hotel Easton

The Adaptive Re-use of former Hotel Easton included specific project goals.  Secretary of the Interior Guidelines on Historic Rehabilitation and LEED were used to develop strategies in the design.  Specific goals included: 

-No new penetrations of the two primary facades

-Repari, replace, and upgrade in an historically-sensitive fashion

-High-efficiency envelope improvements and building systems

-Low-emitting materials + locally-sourced materials

Loft Apartment

Loft Apartment

We converted the former ballroom into three loft apartments.  Unit 201 (pictured) included the original ballroom fireplace.

Mezzanine Loft

Mezzanine Loft

We converted the mezzanine level - the former location of the Hotel offices, into an expansive 3-bedroom unit with access to a rooftop patio, and stunning river views.

Lobby & Reception

Lobby & Reception

The reception area is an example of our intent to insert a clean, modern vocabulary into the historic fabric, in order to clearly delineate old from new.  

High Performance Systems

High Performance Systems

The Hotel's building systems - a special hybrid system, was designed to optimize building energy and comfort.  ASHRAE 90.1 guidelines created a baseline, with targeted performance set at 30% better.

Natatorium & Accessible Pool

Natatorium & Accessible Pool

We designed a natatorium addition at the ground level.  this super-insulated shell was designed to optimize energy performance and to mitigate the deleterious effects of the high humidity and corrosive effects of pool evaporation.

Natatorium & Patio Additions

Natatorium & Patio Additions

The language we used for the two major exterior interventions was one of "minimalism."  Both additions appear as simple "plug-in" pieces; again clearly delineating old from new.

Interior Rendering

Interior Rendering

During the design phase, we produce renderings to assist in understanding the design-intent, before full construciton drawings are prepared.  

Site Plan

Site Plan

Typical Apartment Interior Rendering

Typical Apartment Interior Rendering

Exterior Rendering

Exterior Rendering