Project name: Hotel Grinnell
Project location: Grinnell, IA
Firm name: Perkins+Will
Jury comments: A school building reinterpreted as a hotel feels fresh rather than forced. The scholastic history is celebrated and smartly used as inspiration for design moves and branding moments that are consistently contemporary. Particularly commendable is the use of local labor and manufacturing in realizing this charming and welcoming piece of architecture.
Client: Hotel Grinnell
Consultants: Bushong Construction Company; Alliant Energy IPL; Spectrum Lighting & Interiors