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Darden’s New Hotel is Halfway to Its Spring Opening | UVA Today | Aug 2022

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, which operates 77 hotels in 72 cities worldwide, will manage the hotel and handle reservations – Kimpton’s first location on a college campus. The hotel will be owned by the Darden Foundation ... The exterior silhouette of the hotel, designed by Cooper Carry architects, is in Jeffersonian style to blend into University Grounds and will meet specifications for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification.... Read More

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AC Bethesda Downtown Opens | Lodging | Aug 2022

AC Hotels by Marriott has opened the doors to its newest hotel in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, bringing the brand’s experience to an urban center near the nation’s capital ... OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, developed and will manage the new hotel ... Project partners include Cooper Carry, architect/interior design; Balfour Beatty, base building contractor; and Coakley & Williams Construction, general contractor. ... Read More

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Two New Marriott Hotels to Open in St. Thomas This Fall | Carib Journal | Aug 2022

The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall. Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection ... Both resorts are being designed by architects Kollin Altomare and The Johnson Studio .... Read More

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Weekend Interview: Cooper Carry CEO Kyle Reis | BisNow | Aug 2022

Kyle Reis took over as CEO of architecture and design firm Cooper Carry in June 2021 at the age of 38, and his focus since has been evolving the 300-person firm, including by adding a sustainability leader, hiring a chief operating officer with a focus on technology, and diversifying his leadership team across gender and racial lines.... Read More

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Top 3 Hotel Openings in July | Top Hotel News | Jul 2022

First up, at the beginning of the month Hilton cut the ribbon on the much anticipated Conrad Hotel Nashville. The 234-key tower marks Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ brand debut in the USA’s Music City. With Cooper Carry as the architect, the hotel houses 24 elegant suites, five wellness rooms, an expansive fitness centre, three curated dining experiences conceptualised by restaurant development company Blau & Associates, a chic poolside retreat and 17,000 sq ft of stylish meeting and event space.... Read More

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In Schools, Design for Belonging | Architect | Jul 2022

As designers, our responsibility to create comfortable learning spaces that promote equity, engagement, and belonging is more vital than ever. The following principles and strategies are my foundational guide to students’ ability and willingness to thrive.... Read More

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What Will Food Halls Look Like After the Pandemic? | FSR | Jul 2022

Samantha Bennett, associate principal at Cooper Carry, pointed to the Assembly food hall her team designed in Rosslyn City Center, as an example of the future of food halls. That operation, which opened in August 2021, looks more like a luxury hotel’s lobby than a food court. The seating is flexible with distinct areas to sit and linger. And the 29,000-square-foot Assembly features three bar options: a small oyster bar, an outdoor terrace bar and a larger communal bar.... Read More

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Cooper Carry Announces Next Generation of Leaders | CityBiz | Jun 2022

National design firm Cooper Carry today announced its next generation of leaders with the promotion of eight senior architects and designers in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C offices. Sophia Tarkhan, Nicolia Robinson, Daniel Sweeney, T.Jack Bagby, Scott Fleming, Krista Dumkrieger, Michael Linker and Kathy Logan have been promoted to Principals, individually averaging 20 years of experience in architecture and design. The newly appointed Principals serve as leading voices in the firm, guiding design projects across six studios.... Read More

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Office Buildings Finding New Life | Wilmington Biz | Jun 2022

An example of a successful office building conversion, among many Cooper Carry has completed, is The Foundry, said Smith, whose firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York City and Atlanta ... The Foundry project in Alexandria, Virginia, is a mixed-use development with 16 stories and 520 apartments that used to serve as a Department of Defense office. ... Read More

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Images Released for Now Underway Metrocenter Project | Nashville Post | Jun 2022

EJF Capital LLC of Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville-based Chartwell Residential are jointly undertaking the project, to be called The Chartwell at Watkins and to carry a roughly $80 million price tag ... Chartwell's in-house construction company Franklin Construction Group is handling the construction. Atlanta-based Cooper Carry is the architect.... Read More

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Institutional Mall Investors Starts Renovations at 500,000 SF Miracle Mile Shops on Las Vegas Strip | REBusiness | June 2022

Institutional Mall Investors LLC, a joint venture between Miller Capital Advisory and CalPERS, has started renovations at Miracle Mile Shops, a 500,000-square-foot shopping center on the Las Vegas Strip ... New entertainment features will include exterior and interior immersive light, sound and video experiences. Miracle Mile Shops guests will also enjoy new and upgraded restaurants ... Design and construction partners on the renovation project include Cooper Carry, Digital Kitchen, Sensory Interactive and VCC.... Read More

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Midtown’s Next High Rise Declared Under Construction | Urbanize ATL | Jun 2022

National real estate firm PMG and Toronto-based private equity and asset management company Greybrook Realty Partners announced the official groundbreaking for a 31-story mixed-use project called Society Atlanta ... Beyond apartments, the building will offer 81,000 square feet of office space and 16,500 square feet for retail. It’s expected to open in late 2024. Amenities will include a rooftop pool and restaurant (above the parking podium), a coworking lab described as “massive,” plus an “expansive modern gym” and fitness studio. The Cooper Carry-designed building is claiming a surface parking lot at the southeast corner of Peachtree and 6th streets.... Read More

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Post-Pandemic Retail Trends are Here to Stay | Globe St. | May 2022

Samantha Bennett, associate principal at Cooper Carry, tells GlobeSt.com, “There is a heavy appetite for grocery-anchored shopping centers, a sector in commercial real estate that proved to be almost pandemic-proof. “As the built environment experiences the next level of densification, grocery-anchored sites are well-positioned to support future mixed-use development.” Cooper Carry has seen an uptick in design-related requests when it comes to repositioning and refreshing these vital community resources, Bennett said. Upgrades include façade renovations, new signage, lighting and outdoor amenity areas.... Read More

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Riverview Square Gains Site Approval | Leaf Chronicle | May 2022

Site plans have been approved for the $50 million downtown Clarksville Riverview Square private retail development with its revamped hotel to be accompanied by stores, restaurants and a new parking garage ... BNA Associates has also confirmed that Cooper Carry has been appointed as the architect and designer for the Riverview Square project. The firm’s "The Johnson Studio" is currently master-planning the entire site as well as handling architecture and interior design for the hotel renovation, entertainment district and parking garage that's set to be built on the Riverview Square property.... Read More