traditional hospitality projects don’t
require space for intensive cram
sessions and writing midterm papers,
but this off-campus student
living development in Tempe,
AZ was like disguising a dorm
within a gorgeous dessert setting
(though some of us remember college differently.)
the natural surroundings offered
a stunning palette, and we drenched
the space in rust, ochre and kicky
bursts of teal, layering in chiseled stone
and planked ipe in the lobby.
technology was given top billing
with an ipod docking egg chair,
a wii lounge, constant video streaming
and infinite outlets.
a study in stylish versatility
we seamlessly integrated spaces
for residents to live, socialize,
procrastinate and hit the gym or pool.
there might also be a party or two.