In my travels, I love documenting the lines, lighting, textures and color of architecture.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. Frequently featured in movies and TV, this iconic LA symbol is found in the Financial District. The sleek accommodations include 1,354 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows for dazzling downtown views. Elegantly presiding over the City of Angels, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites provides the ultimate urban oasis in the heart of the business district. An international symbol that has come to represent the beauty and sophistication of the city itself, this famous Los Angeles hotel is one of the most photographed destinations in the world.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is a 367-foot (112 m), 35- story hotel in Los Aneles, constructed between 1974 and 1976. Designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr. It is the largest hotel in the city. The top floor has a revolving restaurant and bar. It was originally owned by investors that included a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation and John C. Portman and Associates. The building is valued at US$200 million.
In the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, just steps from STAPLES Center, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel fashions a new standard for luxury. The stunning 54-story masterpiece hotel is the focal point of L.A. LIVE, offering guests a front-row seat to this emerging entertainment, sports and dining epicenter. With convenience to the LA Convention Center, guests at the hotel also enjoy an unmatched location for attending events at STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, Club Nokia, the GRAMMY Museum, Conga Room, Regal Cinemas, and much more. Hosting many of L.A.’s most fashionable events, this luxury hotel boasts 100,000 square-feet of contemporary, state-of-the-art Los Angeles meeting and event space.
Marriott®‘s Architecture and Construction Division (A&C) is a global resource dedicated to assuring brand integrity and optimizing product performance. With six global offices and fluency in 14 languages, A&C is staffed to handle millions of dollars in hotel construction, conversions and renovations annually. A&C’s services include:
Design and Construction: Available to all Marriott brands, A&C handles issues surrounding architecture and interior design, project management, engineering, estimating and feasibility, and procurement. A&C’s experienced design professionals provide prototypical design schemes, advise on custom packages, and help you adapt your vision to fit unique building types. A&C can also help you find an experienced firm to develop your project, providing guidance on cost-effectiveness and meeting guests’ expectations.
New Designs and New Concepts: A&C invests considerable resources in the development of new room designs and concepts. Working closely with the Franchise and Owner Advisory Committees, A&C combines new design approaches with innovative product ideas.
Historic Hotels of America- Hotel Boulderado
The historic Hotel Boulderado is located at 13th and Spruce St. in downtown Boulder Colorado. The hotel maintains the original Victorian elegance of the property in every guest room, with elegantly furnished guestrooms, and comfortable antique furnished sitting areas.
The lobby boasts a restored copy of the famed stained glass ceiling and the original cantilevered cherry wood staircase.
What was once a Wal-Mart store is now the new TJ Sampson Health Care Pavilion. A great team of architects, engineers and designers transformed the abandoned box building into a magnificent health care facility. I love the idea of re-purposing old structures. I was excited to be selected to photograph the completed structure in Glasgow, KY.
The pavilion offers an abundance of comfortable patient care areas, beautiful interior design features, artwork and cafes. There is an absolutely incredible adult and pediatric rehabilitation facility. Plus the pavilion offers valet parking. Hospitals have come a long ways.[cincopa A8LAoMrpxiBp]