Reclaiming a city landmark for a new generation of travelers while connecting with the community and its history and culture. I will be exploring methods and theories of Historic Preservation in design to honor the history and change of the building and of Astoria. A variety of lodging types, for long- and short-term residency can accommodate locals and tourists, and the grand lobby will be furnished to act as a living room and workspace to anyone in the city. Food and drink spaces will tie into the building’s history and the cultural heritage of the city and its local ingredients.
An ongoing thesis project.