Chambers Hotel

ernest_portfolioUpscale hotel and restaurant renovation

Architect Shea Architects
Contractor Ryan Companies
Location Minneapolis,MN
Awards 2006 AlA Minnesota Honor Award
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This challenging project resulted In joining two historic multi-story buildings with a new structural steel framed link. If that wasn’t enough, an additional story was added onto both historic buildings to create a large boutique hotel with two bars and a restaurant. Our structural design had many hurdles to overcome. Multiple large art displays throughout the building required additional structural support.

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Simple and strong visual lines required hiding structural members to maximize ceiling height and window openings. Since both historic buildings had been constructed soon after the turn of the century, and the fact that a story was added to them, much of the existing structure had to be reinforced with steel, concrete and fiber reinforced plastic. MMY was involved during planning stages, demolition, and …Chambers Hotel 3