NEWH recently partnered with UMOM to roll up the sleeves for a fun day of service. MONOGRAM at BBGM designers Jennifer Bals and Krystal Cooper joined the effort with NEWH, UMOM and other volunteers in gathering supplies for UMOM New Day Center in Phoenix.
Volunteers participated in gathering and organizing the donation wish list for the UMOM New Day Center, including clothing, kitchenware and food supplies. The group of volunteers rallied for a successful day of service, supporting UMOM’s mission to prevent and end homelessness.
UMOM also offers a great child reading program that involves volunteers reading together with children. Volunteers were able to support this UMOM initiative through the sorting of books according to reading level.
To wrap up the day, volunteers were taken on a tour the UMOM facility to learn about the many ways UMOM assists families. Volunteers explored the various amenities offered by the organization, which include a cafeteria, chapel, a playground, and even basketball courts!
Kudos to NEWH, UMOM and all volunteers involved in supporting a wonderful cause! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next event!
About UMOM New Day Center
UMOM New Day Center’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. Currently serving 147 families at the main campus, UMOM operates 380 affordable housing units throughout the valley in Phoenix.
MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM serves as a go-to resource for clients when it comes to renovations. Breathing new life into a hotel property can be tricky business, but the MONOGRAM team specializes in navigating these waters to deliver a successful project for clients and memorable experiences for guests.
We’ve pulled together a few sneak-peek snapshots to give our readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the MONOGRAM designs that are currently under way. Projects currently in design phases include branded properties such as Marriott, Omni, and Kimpton as well as several independent hotels.
(Omni Hotels & Resorts)
Stay tuned for further releases as these exciting projects come closer to completion.
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As featured in boutique DESIGN:
"The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel will start a major renovation in January. The hotel's owner, Watermark Capital, has tapped interior design firm MONOGRAM at BBGM to revamp the 295-key property, which designers say will blend a modern aesthetic with locally inspired details."
An excerpt from the article in Hotel Management Magazine:
R.D. Olson Development is scheduled to open the 271-room, full-service Irvine Spectrum Marriott at 7905 Gateway in Irvine, Calif., in summer of 2017.
Located next to the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum, which opened in 2014 and was developed by R.D. Olson with Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments, Irvine Spectrum Marriott will be the first ground-up construction project with Marriott’s new Millennial-focused design elements. Completing the construction is R.D. Olson Construction, while the project architect is WATG.
Monogram will do the interior architecture for the hotel, and Steven Langford Architects will do the interior architecture and design for the hotel’s restaurant and rooftop terrace.Irvine Spectrum Marriott's design will pay tribute to the local area, in this case the Irvine Ranch. The 15-story, 206,332-square-foot hotel will have 50 suites with kitchens, 121 king beds, and 100 double queen bed configurations. Guestrooms will have views of Saddleback Mountain, Laguna Canyon or Spectrum Center.
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Click here to read the full article in Hotel Management.
MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors, a specialty studio within the BBGM family focused on design for the luxury hospitality and residential markets, is proud to share that the developer of the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, Five Star Development, has officially broken ground on the property. MONOGRAM is serving as Interior Designer for the project.
New renderings from MONOGRAM give viewers a sneak peek at the exquisite luxury planned for the community’s interiors, including both the resort areas and the residential villas and private club. With news of the groundbreaking, various press outlets around the valley have begun to pick up the story, going so far as to send out drones for aerial footage of the development site.
As covered by local CBS affiliate 3TV, Arizona’s Family and the Phoenix Business Journal, the project comprises a 200-key resort complex, including luxurious guest amenities, event spaces, and individual casitas, in addition to 81 Residential Villas and associated Private Club for residents.
The Phoenix Business provided comment from Herve Humler, Chairman Emeritus with Ritz-Carlton:
“This iconic property will enhance the glamour of Paradise Valley, in a way that blends the natural beauty and elegance of the area with the desires of today’s most affluent travelers,” said Herve Humler, Chairman Emeritus of the Ritz-Carlton.
The property will boast one of the longest pools in North America, coming in at nearly 400 feet in length. The project is currently estimated for delivery in fall 2019, completed with stunning views and lush courtyards. Stay tuned for additional project details as they are released.
Read the full article from Phoenix Business Journal
View news coverage from 3TV - Arizona's Family
Check out MONOGRAM’s design for the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley
Design Director Melba Santos is the most recent featured designer on Design Manifestos. The interview grants readers a more personal perspective on discovering her voice, sources of design inspiration and her rise a prominent designer.
An excerpt from Design Manifestos:
On discovering her voice as a designer
After graduating, I worked in the International Retail/ Restaurant Mixed-Use field and was lucky enough to be provided opportunities to explore creative problem solving in a team environment. It was this exchange of ideas that led me to pursue a collaborative environment that included continual mentorship from colleagues in Architecture and Interior Design.
From my broad exposure to design came a focus on the Hospitality and Restaurant industry, which I consider the time when I discovered my voice. I was hired by MONOGRAM (BBGM) because of my ability to “tell a story” through design and every story is different which keeps me challenged and energized. I understand that Hospitality and Restaurant design requires an all-encompassing approach as well as balance of technical and creative solutions to achieve a homogenous end result that can be appreciated by any given Brand, Client or Visitor.
Being a painter, the discovery of things beyond physical grasp has always intrigued me. I try to imagine who a guest will be before he/she leaves their home and what the experience will be like for them when they enter a space I have collaborated on.
Melba Santos is a Design Director and Senior Associate with MONOGRAM at BBGM, and has worked on prestigious hospitality projects around the world. Many of her recent projects have been featured in major publications and received praise from the design community, including Paséa Hotel & Spa, Irvine Spectrum Marriott and the Kansas City Marriott at Country Club Plaza.
Click here to read the full article on Design Manifestos.
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