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At the Ranch: MONOGRAM at BBGM Roots a California Marriott in Both History and Technology

At the Ranch: MONOGRAM at BBGM Roots a California Marriott in Both History and Technology

NEWH Magazine recently released its Summer Issue, featuring a 3-page spread on the newly constructed Marriott Irvine Spectrum. The feature covers the unique project approach, discussing the influence of history and technology on the design inspiration, with input from MONOGRAM Principal Kathryn Mickel. MONOGRAM served as the Interior Designer on the project. 

An excerpt from the article:

For the 271-room hotel smack in Irvine’s cultural and entertainment center, Scottsdale, Arizona-based MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM turned to materials like rough-hewn steel, concrete, leather, stone, and wood to reimagine Irvine Ranch. “The interior design embraces the heritage of Irvine, recalling the bygone days of ranch life and juxtaposing it with a modern context and sensibility,” says the studio’s principal, Kathryn Mickel. “Weathered textures give greater emphasis to the nostalgic farmhouse references but contemporary elements like iron are blended into the design of the lobby bar.”

Creating an abundance of open, flexible spaces, such as the two-story fitness center with expansive windows that “breaks the mold of traditional gyms,” Mickel points out, was also important to the narrative. “Taking advantage of California’s fresh air and temperate climate, we maximized seamless interior-to-exterior living by replacing perimeter walls with operable window systems and incorporating expansive glazing walls,” explains Mickel. Drawing ample natural light, they conjure a “subtly freespirited, casual atmosphere,” she adds.

About MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM

MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM was established as a specialty studio focused on design for the luxury hospitality and residential markets. The studio has been practicing internationally for over 20 years with projects throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Middle-East and China. The MONOGRAM Team is comprised of seasoned professionals and innovative young designers committed to collaborative problem solving, sustainable practices, and responsible design.

Read the Full Article in NEWH Magazine

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