Uptic Studios

Architecture and Design Firm in Spokane, WA

ruby 2 hotel [SPOKANE, WA]

The existing motel was a typical budget lodging before an art-loving hotel entrepreneur saw the potential of the unique site. Where most would see a cramped motel sandwiched between a tower, parking garage, and rail viaduct, the new owner saw the opportunity for a giant art canvas. The hotel now features an eye catching color scheme and enormous pieces of art hung on the adjacent structures. The most prominent piece acts as a wind buffer protecting the stair tower. At three stories tall the wind screen is comprised of thousands of perforations to replicate an image of a ballerina from which the owner draws inspiration. While the ballerina is constantly posed, she always feels in motion as the daylight moves around her.

project type renovation

location 123 s post st

use hotel

completed 2014

client gvd properties