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conceptual renderings by winslow + partners

Barrister Building 
Phoenix, AZ

Our approach to redevelopment accomplishes key goals for a project in a downtown area by showing that historic structures are an asset, streets can be enlivened, and that the balance between redevelopment and affordability can be maintained to create a project that is accessible to a wide range of users. 

The hotel design as well as the adjacent residential towers met The Downtown Phoenix Plan’s goal to attract the creative class and support the knowledge economy. We exceeded, the new downtown walkable code requirements. Every street face of the site is pedestrian oriented and offered enlivened public space which not only contributed to the economic and social model, but was additive to the fabric of downtown. We have created a detailed map of the user experience we desired, and we understand how it applies to an urban context. Our development honored the pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit experience as well as intelligently managed vehicular access and parking needs. 

Our goal was to develop a vibrant mixed-use community within the heart of downtown Phoenix. We combined a unique luxury hotel experience that honored the historic building while offering splendid amenities and access to cutting-edge technology. With two high-rise apartment towers and 22,000 SF of retail shopping we will also attract individuals from the Creative Class to live, work and play in the Barrister Place Community. Ultimately, we wanted to create a community that helped build Phoenix as a 24-hour city. 

This redevelopment concept centered around connectivity. Connectivity through urban design, active street frontage and giving people shaded places or oases to gather and pleasant places to walk such as the covered retail arcade which pays homage to its history. Connectivity through the use of public transit (light rail, bus) as well as other alternate transporation (bicycling, walking). And connectivity to the rest of the world through technology (wi-fi, charging stations, etc.) 


RFP, Conceptual Design, Renderings.


Phoenix, AZ


Conceptual Design 2014

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