The project draws inspiration from the natural and social history of the site, adapting a partially constructed tower for use as a distinctive boutique hotel.
The building is located on former farmland, a portion of which was donated in the early 1900’s to a local community whose church was destroyed after flooding of nearby White Rock Creek. In a similar altruistic manner, the project gives back by reestablishing native landscape in the arrival court and across the hotel rooftop. Each guest and visitor to the hotel is invited on a journey of "rewilding" inspired by the experience of these early settlers on the Texas prairie.
The building façade expresses this journey, highlighting the contrast between the harsh urban conditions to the west and south, with the mature trees and natural landscape of White Rock Creek to the north and east. A regular pattern of windows and light paneling gives way to a playful, textured façade facing the arrival court.