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Moxy Austin

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company GMLD
Lead Designers Granville McAnear
Other Designer's names Marcie Mirbaba
Architecture Company HKS
Interior Design Company FlickMars
Client White Lodging Development
Photo Credits Granville McAnear
Completion Date January 2021
Project Location Austin, TX
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Entry Description

The Moxy is a stylish hotel that targets a young demographic in Austin, TX. The public areas are centered around the focal bar/reception desk. The client refused to accept LED lighting except for linear warm-dim fixtures & we still had to meet the 2015 IECC. The main lobby & bar spaces have black ceilings, presenting huge challenges for a typical indirect ambient lighting approach. Due to the black ceilings the lighting concept had to rely on reinforcing the vertical surfaces & decorative elements, particularly the main bar & decorative shelving. Standard budget restrictions were identified early & allowed us to move forward with specified & acceptable alternates. A dimming system is utilized in every public space. Time-clock settings & fade times are instrumental in transitioning from day to night & bringing as much attention to the bar as possible. Surface mounted adjustable fixtures spot tables & highlight decorative items on shelving while allowing the bar to remain the primary glow. All LED light sources incorporate warm-dim technology that allows lighting to become warmer & golden as it dims, blending in with the traditional incandescent & halogen light sources.