Retaining architectural features of the original buildings, and combining them with sophisticated design.
The owners envisioned building a museum for their growing collection of contemporary fine art within a boutique hotel. The site for the development included four, contiguous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. KNBA collaborated with Deborah Berke Partners to design the renovation. The project consists of a 90-room full service hotel, a 5,000 square foot art gallery and a world-class restaurant.
Retaining many architectural features of the original buildings, such as cast iron columns and brick load-bearing walls, and combining them with sophisticated design, 21c Museum Hotel retains its original heritage. The new space fits naturally into its historic environment while presenting a contemporary attitude that complements the owners’ art collection.