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perspectives on the boards
By Matt Dougherty
Renderings courtesy of RCHS

An expansive palm grove will define the
two-acre downtown park in Palm Springs

GREAT OUTDOORS
RCHS reimagines public spaces

Founded in 1985, Los Angeles-based
Rios Clementi Hale Studios (RCHS) is a
multidisciplinary firm that specializes in
everything from interior design to urban
planning. "Our team is endlessly curious with a
strong sense of place and culture that can be seen
within each of our projects," says creative director
Andy Lantz. That's clearly evident in these three
projects that rethink bustling downtown hubs.

Jones Plaza, Houston

At the epicenter of Houston's theater district,
RCHS seeks to provide "an inviting green oasis
that enhances downtown life while promoting

Plans for LA's Music Center Plaza include raising
its sunken portion and doubling capacity

Jones Plaza, the future epicenter
of Houston's theater district

the performing arts," says RCHS managing
studio director Nate Cormier. Sitting on top of a
former 60-year-old parking structure that was
significantly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the
team first had to make the area resilient against
future flooding. Despite changes in elevation from
the surrounding street edges, the park will be
widely accessible and will boast mature live oaks,
lush gardens, cascading water features, boardwalk
decking, and decomposed granite to mitigate the
area's extreme temperatures.

Downtown Park, Palm Springs, California
This two-acre public space will be dominated by
an expansive palm grove and a landform created
out of both precast seating blocks and a faceted
wall referred to as the desert outcrop. In the latter,
an interactive water feature takes cues from
Tahquitz Falls ensuring "comfort in an extreme
desert heat environment," says Cormier. The goal

of the space, adds creative director Mark Rios, is to
bring the "sublime textures and colors of the local
desert canyon walls into the heart of downtown
Palm Springs."

Music Center Plaza, Los Angeles

Tasked with renovating LA's esteemed music
venue, RCHS's "biggest intervention has been
raising the plaza's sunken center to the same
level as the surrounding apron," explains creative
director Bob Hale. The team is doubling capacity
to 5,000, rebuilding the grand stair, and adding
two more escalators for accessibility. Five pavilion
buildings will house new visitor amenities,
including a welcome center with an exhibit that
curates the site's history, F&B options, and a
permanent restroom structure to replace 20-yearold trailers. hd
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - February 2019

Hospitality Design - February 2019
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
CitySCENE: Dallas
Sketchbook
Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
On the Boards: RCHS
Brand Identity: Radisson
Interview: Avi Brosh
5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
Profile: Iris Apfel
Casegoods
Lighting
Made in America
Wallcoverings
Projects
Placemakers: Tourists
Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Placemakers: Caldera House
Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Development: Going Places
Montreal
Paris
Brisbane
Rome
The Caribbean
Chicago
Kuala Lumpur
Hamburg
Lisbon
Tulum
Sanya
Savannah
Costa Rica
Elevate
Tye Farrow
Martin Gran
Neil Jacobs
Isabelle Olsson
Primo Orpilla
Benjamin Porto
David Rockwell
Devin Vermeulen
Steve Wilson
Ad Index
Back Space: Keith Menin
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Intro
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hospitality Design - February 2019
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Contents
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 10
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 11
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - From the Editor
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 13
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - CitySCENE: Dallas
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - On the Boards: RCHS
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 32
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 33
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 34
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brand Identity: Radisson
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Interview: Avi Brosh
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 49
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 53
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 54
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Profile: Iris Apfel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 56
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Casegoods
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lighting
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 68
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Made in America
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Wallcoverings
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 72
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 73
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 74
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 75
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 76
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Projects
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Tourists
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 79
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 81
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Caldera House
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 83
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 85
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 86
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Development: Going Places
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Montreal
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 90
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 91
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Paris
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 95
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brisbane
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Rome
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 100
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - The Caribbean
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 103
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Chicago
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 105
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Kuala Lumpur
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 107
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hamburg
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 109
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lisbon
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 111
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 112
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tulum
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sanya
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 115
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Savannah
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 117
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Costa Rica
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 119
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 120
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Elevate
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 122
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 123
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tye Farrow
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 125
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Martin Gran
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 127
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Neil Jacobs
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 129
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 130
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 131
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Isabelle Olsson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 133
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Primo Orpilla
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 135
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Benjamin Porto
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 137
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 138
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 139
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - David Rockwell
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 141
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Devin Vermeulen
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 143
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Steve Wilson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 145
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 146
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 147
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 148
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 149
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 151
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Back Space: Keith Menin
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