Original Author: William Williams
"After previously targeting a mid-2017 groundbreaking for his then-$18 million hotel project, local businessman and developer Mark Cleveland changed directions and had The Architect Workshop and Tuck-Hinton, both locally based, compete to design the hotel structure for his site, which is bordered by Lafayette Street, Ash/Division streets, and Fourth Avenue South.
The contest approach was distinctive — much like the boutique hotel building is expected be. It offered 10 metrics, with each one worth between five and 20 points. The final point tally was a mere three-point differential in Tuck-Hinton's favor. Of note, runner-up The Architect Workshop will be paid $10,000 for its time and effort." Read full NP article >