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The Verb Hotel

The Verb Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

The Verb Hotel is a character. It’s authentic. It has rock and roll experience. With our history, we are in tune with the beat of the Fenway, which gives us the confidence to be a little rebellious. It’s in our nature to have fun, to be genuine, to be memorable, to make you smile. Check in, tune out.”

Robin Brown

Principal, Spot On Ventures

Project Description

  • Inspired by its mid-century motor inn roots, the renovation of this two-story 93-key hotel in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood celebrates the area’s famed rock scene from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.
  • The transformation of this 1959 Howard Johnson’s motel creates a quirky, friendly, contemporary hotel while retaining its original footprint surrounding the rebuilt courtyard pool.
  • The new lobby’s rock-era details include authentic rock memorabilia; guestrooms feature retro-inspired lighting, art, and furniture.

Photography: Adrian Wilson, Andrew Bordwin

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Award

Boston Preservation Alliance

Preservation Achievement Award

Award

Hospitality Design Magazine

Finalist – Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel 

Award

Retail Design Institute

Innovation Award in Historic Preservation – International Store Design Awards

The Verb Hotel Entry
The Verb Hotel Room
The Verb Hotel Pool Room
The Verb Hotel Evening Balcony Fenway park
The Verb Hotel Pool
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Union Trust Building

Union Trust Building

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Client: The Davis Companies

Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I have marveled at the Union Trust Building’s stunning design since childhood. Elkus Manfredi’s vision for the building enabled us to overcome the obstacles and transform it into a stunning and successful business destination, known not only for its grandeur and sense of dignity, but for its warmth, vitality and contemporary functionality. With Elkus Manfredi as a key partner, it’s beyond fulfilling to have realized the great potential of the property and to propel it into the future as a key part of the dynamic renaissance that the city is currently experiencing.”

Jon Davis

CEO, The Davis Companies

Project Description

  • Originally built in 1918 and filling a full city block in downtown Pittsburgh, this long-neglected Flemish Gothic masterpiece has been restored and repositioned, its interiors transformed from a drab pass-through into a vibrant work/play destination.
  • The extensive modernization program incorporates new energy-efficient HVAC and electrical systems, 12 upgraded elevators, below-grade parking for 190 cars, and renovation of the four tenant entries.
  • Highlights include repairs to the sandstone façades, terra-cotta-tiled mansard roof, and interior marble floors and walls; restoration of the 40-foot-diameter Tiffany glass dome; and the addition of spectacular custom-designed hand-tufted carpeting throughout the public spaces.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin (interiors), Robert Benson (exteriors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Union Trust was so much more than an historic restoration of this unique example of Flemish Gothic architecture; the sustainability aspect of this project was of equal importance. The fact that we could reposition a building of this era to successfully compete with new construction in today’s market was immensely gratifying.”

Ross Cameron RIBA

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

CT Nguyen
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Working in historic buildings always has its challenges, but sometimes you find treasures. Where someone may see a dusty mechanical space, unusable with trusses running through the middle, we see a dynamic fitness center, filled with character showcasing the heritage of the ‘Steel City.’”

CT Nguyen

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Union Trust Roofer Corner Detail
Union Trust Atrium View From Above
Union Trust Dome
Union Trust Lobby Detail
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The LINQ Hotel & Casino

The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: Caesars Entertainment

The LINQ Hotel underwent a transformative renovation led by Elkus Manfredi, creating a property that appeals to the millennial customer through cutting-edge design, placemaking, and technology.”

Mike Salzman

Director of Development, Caesars Entertainment

Project Description

  • A reinvention of the former Imperial Palace hotel, the 2,250-room LINQ is an entirely transformed experience designed for millennials, the newest generation of Las Vegas guests.
  • Operational throughout the redesign and renovation, the new experience offers social connection, high-end technology, and a bold, graphic style; fresh, modern rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and Vegas-centric custom art.
  • Located on the Strip, the reimagined hotel now has a “living room” that welcomes guests into its social heart upon arrival and guides them to check-in, VIP lounge, gaming, and a luminescent lobby bar.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin, pool exterior courtesy Caesars Entertainment

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The LINQ Hotel Casino reception desk
The LINQ Hotel Casino Bar Niche
The LINQ Hotel Casino Reception Seating
The LINQ Hotel Casino Jackpot Graphic
The LINQ Hotel Casino Room Graphic Sequins
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Aloft Boston Seaport

Aloft Boston Seaport

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Marriott International

We were thrilled to introduce both Aloft and Element to Boston. With their distinctive positioning and smart, modern design, these two popular global brands offer tremendous appeal to travelers visiting Boston’s rapidly-growing Seaport District.”

Richard Galvin

President & CEO, Commonwealth Ventures LLC

Project Description

  • Built on a three-acre site next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston’s Seaport District, the 13-story, 330-room Aloft hotel is a welcoming beacon designed for hip, tech-savvy guests.
  • Planned and designed in tandem with its neighbor, Element Boston Seaport, Aloft’s design aligns with the brand guidelines of Starwood (now part of Marriott International), while creating a “unique-to-Boston” destination and strengthening the urban fabric of its D Street corridor site.
  • The first floor lobby offers options for unwinding, socializing, and recharging; an expanded program of event and meeting space lines the hotel’s full-length second-level promenade, and 8,000-sf of street-level retail animates the pedestrian environment.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

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Award

Marriott CONNECT Conference

Global Design Best – Custom Project

Aloft Hotel Stair Above Common Lobby
Aloft Hotel Exterior Patio
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Lambeau Field Stadium Expansion and Renovations

Lambeau Field Stadium Expansion and Renovations

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Client: The Green Bay Packers

Project Description

  • Phase 1 of the two-phased expansion of the south end zone of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, increases the stadium’s capacity by 7,200 seats, and includes four new club and lounge spaces, and the completion of the stadium’s bowl circulation.
  • Full of new fan experiences, the expansion creates the new “Wall of Fans” and three dedicated bar and concession concourses; the top-floor Champions Club is dedicated to former Packers players, family, and staff.
  • Phase 2 adds a new mix of uses including the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame, year-round restaurant facilities, and expanded training facilities.

Photographer: Steve Ryan

Lambeau Field Stadium Gate
Lambeau Field Stadium Aerial
Lambeau Field Green Bay Packers Logo
Lambeau Field Stadium
Lambeau Field Stadium
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The Shops at Columbus Circle

The Shops at Columbus Circle

New York, New York
Client: The Related Companies

Project Description

  • One of the most successful vertical retail complex in Manhattan, the 364,000-sf podium was designed by Elkus Manfredi and features a five-story galleria at the heart of the 2.2‑million-sf Deutsche Bank Center (formerly Time Warner Center), which was master planned by Elkus Manfredi.
  • With a soaring atrium linking its two wings, the galleria showcases 40 luxury retailers, six restaurants, and one of the City’s largest supermarkets.
  • The galleria curves concentrically with Columbus Circle, connecting the neighborhoods around it by continuing the City’s natural pedestrian flow into and through its grand space.

Photographer: Uwe Ditz

Award

Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2005

Award

Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging – Masterwork Award

Retail Traffic Magazine, 2005

Award

Best New Privately-Owned Public Space

New York City Municipal Arts Society, 2005

Award

Project of the Year

New York Construction Magazine, 2004

The Shops At Columbus Circle Lobby
The Shops At Columbus Circle common area
The Shops At Columbus Circle Lobby
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University of Florida Strategic Development Plan

University of Florida Strategic Development Plan

Gainesville, Florida
Client: University of Florida

The project team became fully immersed in the campus and community, understanding not only strengths, challenges, and opportunities, but also inner workings and relationships. The team — with expertise in urban design, real estate, transportation, campus planning, and strategic thinking — interviewed over 200 stakeholders and conducted a public symposium in which practitioners from peer institutions engaged in community conversations about experience and lessons learned.”

Dr. Charles Lane

Executive Vice President and COO, University of Florida

Project Description

  • 2,000-acre Strategic Development Plan created for the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville.
  • Collaboration between the University, the City of Gainesville, and Alachua County was open and transparent.
  • The Strategic Development Plan identifies opportunities for partnerships in innovation, entrepreneurship, governance, education, sustainability, urban design, culture, recreation, and transportation.

Renderings by Elkus Manfredi Architects & DumontJanks

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University of Florida Campus
University of Florida New American City
University of Florida Newell Drive
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Boston Landing

Boston Landing

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: NB Development Group, LLC

Project Description

  • This 14-acre development in Brighton is Boston’s new health and wellness district and is anchored by New Balance’s five-story, 250,000-sf headquarters.
  • When complete, the district will also include a 295-unit residential tower, a 175-room hotel, retail and restaurant space, 650,000 square feet of office space for health-oriented tenants, world-class sports training facilities, and 1.4 acres of public open space.
  • Sports venues include Warrior Ice Arena, a skating rink available to the public that is the training facility for the Boston Bruins professional hockey team; the Auerbach Center, training facility for Boston’s professional basketball team, the Boston Celtics; and a 375,000-sf professional track and training center.

Renderings by Dennis Allain and Elkus Manfredi Architects, photography © Robert Benson and © Bruce Martin

Boston Landing from the Pike
Boston Landing Stop-n-Shop
Boston Landing Northeast
Boston Landing stadium
Boston Landing Life Street East