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HOSPITALITY PORTFOLIO

AC BY MARRIOTT

Madison, WI

Overview

CLIENT

SQUARE FOOTAGE

AC By Marriott

7,000 hotel
23,000 retail space

CLIENT SINCE

ARCHITECT

1985

Gary Brink & Associates

NUMBER OF PROJECTS

PROJECT DURATION

28

16 months

AC BY MARRIOTT

Hotel & Retail

The AC by Marriott hotel was completed in May 2017. This downtown Madison project includes two levels of underground parking and a 10-story hotel with 164 units. An elegant lounge occupies the top two floors and includes an outdoor patio. Its exterior design includes stone veneer and brick, a glass curtain wall system and metal panels, as well as a green roof, and the interior features luxurious finishes.

Challenges presented by this urban site included a lotline-to-lotline ground floor and multiple earth retention systems to support neighboring structures. The tight urban site required the building to be constructed around a tower crane, which was then later dismantled and removed before putting the roof on the building. Additional challenges presented by the site included managing large numbers of workers on a daily basis – sometimes over 100 people – working in close proximity to each other, while still having room to stage materials and work safely.