PAUL MICHAEL DAVIS ARCHITECTS, PLLC

Miami Sun Hotel Renovation


In a fantastic historic art deco building in Miami, we provided consulting services for a lobby space.


Working closely with the hotel's owner, we imagined a fresh and playful space to welcome guests. We suggested that the owner remove a dreadful, rusty dropped ceiling, and install new exposed ductwork and light fixtures. This dramatically opened up the lobby.


A bold chevron pattern in the floor tile defines this otherwise simple, clean space. Splashes of aqua color draw the visitor's attention to the reception desk, and classic seating by Le Corbusier offers a place to pause while waiting for a taxi to the airport.


We also devised some inexpensive improvements to 90 hotel rooms in a vintage hotel in Miami [unclear: is this the same hotel?]. Central to our design is a proposal for a steel plate headboard which spans floor to ceiling and features a digitally designed pattern of a rising sun, which will be cut by laser at Revamp Panels in Washington State and shipped to Miami.


We designed a turquoise chevron graphic pattern for the front facade to tie the exterior to the new interior design, and  celebrate the Art Deco history of the building

LC3 chairs designed by the modernist architect Le Corbusier are featured in the new lobby

Stainless Steel tables are durable enough to double as seats in the busy lobby space

Render showing our laser cut panel design as a head board in one of the guest rooms

Progress shot of one of the steel panels from in production from Revamp Panels

Detail fo our 'rising sun' design which is a play on the hotel's name

Lobby Floor Plan