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HOSPITALITY PORTFOLIO

TRU BY HILTON

Madison, WI

Overview

CLIENT

SQUARE FOOTAGE

North Central Group

46,000

CLIENT SINCE

ARCHITECT

1985

Gary Brink & Associates

NUMBER OF PROJECTS

PROJECT DURATION

25

20 months

TRU BY HILTON

Hotel

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.