Project

White Elephant Palm Beach

White Elephant Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida
Client: New England Development

Project Description

  • The comprehensive design for this reimagined historic property introduces a new aesthetic to Palm Beach: Effortlessly refined, gracious with a touch of wit, and filled with 20th and 21st-century original artwork curated especially for the White Elephant Palm Beach.
  • As the new sister hotel to New England Development’s White Elephant Nantucket, this Palm Beach destination is a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean revival architecture that supports the same meticulous standard of service for its sophisticated global guests.
  • Built in the 1920s and designated a historic landmark in 1980, designers reimagined the venerable structure to create a gracious four-story hotel with 13 rooms and 19 suites.
  • Black-and-white awnings and black trim against a fresh white stucco finish highlight the classic architecture while lending a contemporary look to the structure.
  • Interiors are infused with layered finishes and patterns, custom-made furniture, and historic details all set against a palette of soft warm and cool neutrals that capture the quality of Palm Beach light.

Photography: Chi-Thien Nguyen/Elkus Manfredi Architects

Seating area in the lobby parlor
Breakfast area in the gallery of White Elephant Palm Beach with artwork by Bernhard Buhmann flanking a historic fireplace
A two-room suite with a seating area in forground and behind pocket-sliding doors a bedroom
new pool in the courtyard of White Elephant Palm Beach incorporates two historic wing walls as privacy screens for sunbathers
A guest room's outdoor space that faces the courtyard features historic walls with scalloped details and the discrete glass additions to the top that bring them up to code
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One Broadway Lobby

One Broadway Lobby

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: MIT Investment Management Company

Project Description

  • Repositioning the 4,500-sf lobby in the One Broadway office tower introduces a vibrant, welcoming space for people to connect, collaborate, and recharge.
  • In a unique departure from traditional lobby design, comfortable seating and a spacious communal worktable offer alternative workspaces for visitors and building tenants.
  • Wall treatments, furniture, light fixtures, and drapery create definition in the open space. Acoustical solutions include a wall of fabric-wrapped tiles, acoustic tiles that disappear into each ceiling waffle, and large area rugs.
  • A wall-sized glass garage door swings open to connect the adjacent restaurant to the lobby, adding to warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Photos © Adrian Wilson

Comfortable seating areas provide opportunities for coworking and conversation or quiet work.
Laptop tables turn the seating banquette into an alternative workspace
The wall-sized garage door opens to connect the lively restaurant to the lobby area.
Banquette seating with felt-wrapped acoustical tiles
artwork relected in table
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Equinox Fitness Center at One Seaport Square

Equinox Fitness Center at One Seaport Square

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Equinox

Project Description

  • This luxury health and fitness lifestyle club occupies 35,000-square feet in the podium of The Benjamin.
  • Designers created a monumental staircase to connect ground-level reception/retail areas with members-only lounge, flexible work areas, and fitness spaces on level three.
  • Boutique design blurs the lines between live/work/play and reflects a modern sensibility that is “globally informed, yet locally grounded.”

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

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The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Thomas J Klutznick Company

Project Description

  • Landmark mixed-use project on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” along North Michigan Avenue incorporates two development phases: Phase 1, the 235,000-sf retail block, and Phase 2, the 390,000-sf Peninsula Chicago hotel, built above the retail.
  • With 339-rooms, the hotel is set back from the Avenue to reinforce the three- to four-story street-level scale; a two-story “sky lobby” welcomes guests.
  • The flagship shopping destination for six national retail brands engages pedestrian’s on all four sides of the block.

Photography: Jon Miller / Hedrich Blessing

Award

American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998

Award

International Store Design — Best Facade

Institute of Store Planners VM + SD Magazine, 1998

Streetscape
Retail
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Spa at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

Spa at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: Caesars Entertainment

Project Description

  • Unexpected textures, motifs, and colors create a refreshing, meditative environment for reflection and relaxation in this 15,000-sf spa.
  • A one-of-a-kind oasis, the spa hosts treatment rooms, a full-service salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, relaxation chambers, spacious locker/shower areas, and the only salt room in the city.
  • Curated design details create a soothing space; highlights include the honeycomb backsplash in the treatment rooms, wood-textured concrete, and the punched-tin entry wall.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

Spa Locker Room
Spa Lounge Chairs
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The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University

We have felt very satisfied, very comfortable with the decision to hire Elkus Manfredi. They really understand the demands of urban design and the complexities of mixing uses in buildings.

Terry Foegler

Former Associate Vice President, Planning and Real Estate Operations at The Ohio State University

Project Description

  • This 887,000-sf mixed-use development has transformed a neglected urban area—and the main entry to the campus—to create a welcoming college-town environment and sense of arrival to the OSU campus.
  • Strategically planned mixed-use programming included 225,000-sf of street-level retail, 12 restaurants, an eight-screen cinema, 180 residences, and the relocated University bookstore.
  • A unifying urban design project, the Gateway has made the University’s cultural resources more available to the City of Columbus, creating incentive for junior faculty and others to live in surrounding residential neighborhoods, thereby reclaiming the formerly rundown area.

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

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Award

Excellence in Architectural Design

AIA Ohio, 2007

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Liberty Wharf

Liberty Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Cresset Harborside LLC

Project Description

  • Set on a rebuilt pier on Boston Harbor, Liberty Wharf combines three architecturally distinct buildings hosting five restaurants and office space with a half-acre of outdoor deck, public boardwalk, and touch-and-go docking slips.
  • The buildings and wharf are designed to frame harbor views from the street, connect the Seaport District to the harbor, and complete a missing link in Boston’s HarborWalk.
  • The home of Legal Sea Food’s flagship restaurant and 50,000 sf of specialty Class A offices, Liberty Wharf has already become an icon in Boston’s youngest neighborhood.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

Award

Preservation Achievement Award – New Construction in Harmony with Boston’s Built Environment

Boston Preservation Alliance, 2012

Award

Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging – Best New Open-Air Environment

Retail Traffic Magazine, 2012

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The Grove

The Grove

Los Angeles, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

It was very important for me to try to transport people to a better place and time. I wanted to create a Main Street for a city that does not have one.”

Rick Caruso

CEO, Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • Winner of seven national awards, the 600,000-sf open-air development is a thriving, urban, pedestrian-oriented retail and entertainment destination.
  • Connected to the Los Angeles Farmers Market and centered around a “Main Street” and a “Town Green” – in a city that has neither – the master plan uses active, welcoming public spaces as anchors.
  • Pedestrian-scaled streetscapes and an overall European aesthetic creates a spirited sense of place.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

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Award

Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2003

Award

Best New Shopping Center (400,000–1,000,000 Square Feet)

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2003

Award

Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

Award

Best Commercial Retail Project

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

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The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand

Glendale, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • An eight-block mixed-use redevelopment, this thriving family lifestyle destination revitalizes its neighborhood and provides 600,000 sf of stores and restaurants, 338 residences, a 1.6‑acre park, and parking.
  • Planned along Brand Boulevard and around a new park, the development includes active street-level shops and restaurants.
  • New and existing streets connect the site with its surrounding urban context; sidewalks are wide, with specialty paving, planting, and lighting.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

Award

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award

Award

California Redevelopment Association

Award of Excellence — Mixed-Use Development

Award

International Council of Shopping Centers US Design and Development Awards

Innovative Design and Development of a New Mixed-Use Project

Americana at Brand Caruso Way
Americana at Brand Cinema Fountain
Americana at Brand Cinema 2
Americana at Brand Americana Way
Americana at Brand pool
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The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards

The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards

New York, New York
Client: Related Urban Development, Goldman Sachs

Project Description

  • One-million-sf luxury retail podium provides a vibrant setting for 100-plus stores and unifies the multi-building Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side.
  • As the most publicly-experienced destination in Hudson Yards, this seven-story hub features non-linear circulation, distinct shopping districts, and a five-story, glass-walled atrium.
  • The podium’s penthouse-level anchor, Manhattan’s first Neiman Marcus store, invites shoppers to move upwards to explore the full extent of this vertical lifestyle experience.

Images courtesy Francis Dzikowski for Related Oxford