ARCHITECTURE - HOSPITALITY
srm development asked brick to help solve the problem of combining a 140 room hotel next to a previously entitled 26 unit residential development adjacent to an existing, low density single-family neighborhood. the project design had to address the questions of scale and vehicular circulation, but also be in balance with the tight and somewhat conflicting zoning controls that govern the assemblage of properties of this site. the project modulates its scale along el camino real through the manipulation of room types to create a harmonious rhythm along this primary facade.
the samyama yoga center is a place of healing. it is a holistic experience utilizing yoga as the vehicle to nourish the body and mind. the center is a place where students and teachers alike can come together in practice and contemplation to exchange ideas, techniques and share their thoughts on the practice of yoga. the center is equipped with state-of-the-art studios for classes of all sizes and styles. supplementing the instructional spaces are spa quality restrooms, massage treatment, retail lounge and outdoor spaces to linger and socialize.
designed in the 1980s, this 27,000 sf facility had not aged well and had grown in a manner not anticipated in the original design; many program areas that drive membership became trapped in parts of the building that were cramped and dark. wonderful canyon views were cut off from much of the facility and the arrival sequence was confusing and uninviting. a palette of dated colors and materials contributed made the facility dated and showed its age in all the wrong ways. we helped the ymca determine the most profitable activities and those that had untapped potential.