The remodel and expansion of the courtyard of the Monaco Hotel located in Washington D.C. was completed in late 2016. The building that houses the hotel and the resturant is the Old General Post Office, also known as the Tariff Building, a National Landmark dating to the 1820's.
The project expanded the restaurant to a 1,400 square feet glass pavilion enclosed with dynamic glass. The dynamic glass automatically changes tint in response to the light conditions at any given time. The 200-seat restaurant space features heated outdoor seating, four bars and six firepits.
The Onsen Spa re-purposes a former auto repair shop into an intimate Japanese spa and tea parlor in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The design sought to add warmth to the original industrial brick construction and subsequent steel structural reinforcements by retaining the existing skylights and using reclaimed redwood throughout the space. The facade was reconstructed to bring back a large window fenestration and add a complimentary entrance.
The spa houses six treatment rooms and a bathing area in the back with a pool, showers, a sauna, and a steam room. The tea parlor and kitchen in the front will be open to the public as well as service guests.
Stanton Architecture, in partnership with the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, won the competition hosted by the United States General Services Administration for the adaptive re-use of the original US General Post Office Building (commonly known as The Tariff Building). Our distinct architectural design converted this over 170 year old National Historic Landmark into a new 180-room luxury hotel known as the Hotel Monaco. Stanton Architecture recognized the potential of this formerly under-utilized facility through an innovative and significant renovation.
La Petite Baleen is a swim school for children located in San Francisco’s Presidio. The 9,945 sq. ft. project converted one of the original Crissy Field historic Army Air Corps hangars into a swimming facility specifically designed for the needs of children learning to swim. The project includes two heated salt-water swimming pools, locker rooms, an air-conditioned viewing area for observation, offices, equipment rooms and support space. This project was recognized with the California Heritage Council’s 2009 California Preservation and Adaptive Re-use Award, the 2009 California Preservation Foundation’s Award for Large Rehabilitation and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit. Photographs by Ethan Kaplan.
Stanton Architecture finished the conversion of the MV Santa Rosa - a historic car ferry that had long worked the waters of Western America - into a facility for Hornblower Cruises, Inc. The 6,000 square foot car deck was converted into rental banquet rooms and the passenger deck above was adapted into the corporate ofﬁ ces for Hornblower. On the top-level pilot deck, the navigation rooms were converted to conference rooms. The project affected a total of 20,000 square feet on-board the ship. In addition, the conversion modiﬁ ed 12,000 square feet (400 linear feet) of the adjacent pier to make it safe for public access. MV Santa Rosa is berthed on the North side of Pier 3 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero.
This 40,000 sq. ft. renovation and expansion of the Portland Hilton reengaged a 1950’s hotel with its urban environment. The sterile opacity of the original building was replaced with a rich, animated facade of granite and precast concrete panels. New windows, entrances, and bold entrance canopies strengthen the hotel’s physical and visual interaction with Portland’s street life and convey a message of hospitality to arriving guests. The construction of a new ballroom, meeting rooms, and a membership health club on the second level provide a plethora of guest amenities.An open and spacious atrium links this new second level both to the new lobby and to the existing lower level ballrooms. A 175-seat restaurant, designed to serve the needs of both the hotel guests and the greater Portland community, is among the region’s most successful venues.