DoubleTree Adds Final Touches Ahead of Opening

“…Working on the building has been “a professional moment of pride,” said Paul Hagman, president of architecture company RBF CoLab. Hagman specializes in historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

For Hagman, one of his favorite moments was the discovery of prism glass that was in the building’s storefront.

The band of glass was shown in the original documents for the building, but the feature was concealed during various changes made over time to accommodate tenants, Hagman said. It was only uncovered during the selective demolition phase of the project.

“Unfortunately, we could not save the original glass but we were able to use the proportions and the type of glass to inform the new glass that was put there,” he said.

The glass style wasn’t the only unexpected architectural detail that served as inspiration for the final stylings.”

Thanks to the Business Journal for covering such an amazing project! See George Nelson’s complete article at 

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