Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Bg Buildingworks
Lead Designers Tia Nord
Architecture Company Rowland & Broughton
Interior Design Company Nema Workshop
Client John Sarpa Development
Photo Credits Jake Holschuh
Completion Date August 2019
Project Location Aspen Colorado
Entry DescriptionThe W Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Aspen near the base of the ski area. Consisting of 88 guestrooms and eleven branded residences, guests are treated to amenities such as a two-story lounge complete with a DJ booth, board room, special event space, and roof top pool decks. Due to code driven building height restrictions, the floor-to-floor height was limited which in turn made maximizing ceiling heights a challenge. Care was taken to provide both direct and indirect lighting, creatively, to maneuver the challenging constraints.
To minimize the energy consumption LED sources were used throughout. Integrated LED sources were specified as much as possible with screw base LED lamps specified for decorative or similar fixtures with screw base sockets.
The lighting controls for the hotel consisted of a centralized dimming control system in combination with stand-alone room controls with occupancy sensors. The centralized dimming system was specified for the front of house areas such as the lobby, lounge, and similar spaces. Each area was designed with multiple zones to create different scenes for the hotel to use throughout the day.