One of our first loves. The desert is a context of purity that honors simplicity and enduring design. Both of which are exemplified by the mid-century masters.Our portfolio of desert work represents a personal passion and includes residences for clients, partners and even ourselves. We are forever inspired by the desert's unique qualities of light and landscape, as well as the way of living that is so specific to this place.
Our Desert Projects
- 48@Arenas > Multi-Family, Residential
- 48@Baristo > Multi-Family, Residential
- 803 Palm Canyon > Mixed Use
- Biltmore Clubhouse > Commercial
- Biltmore Colony > Multi-Family, Residential
- Downtown Palm Springs > Commercial
- Morrison > Multi-Family, Residential
- The Kimpton Rowan Hotel > Hotel
Additional Hotel Projects
The Kimpton Rowan Hotel
As the centerpiece of a major, six-square-block revitalization of Palm Springs for Grit Development, the Rowan Hotel will bring back a culture of luxury and elegance to the heart of downtown. The six-story, 170-room boutique hotel’s design references the rich modernist roots of the City—with predecessors like the Oasis Hotel, the Biltmore Hotel, and Bullock’s department store, the Rowan continues the legacy of gracious modernism on which the city has been built.
Patterned concrete block, filigree screening, and perforated metal sunshading create the subtly transforming texture of shadow under the desert sun, and a large “oculus” window punctuates the Hotel lobby – framing a distinct and dramatic view of the San Jacinto mountain range. Atop the Hotel, the skyline pool and entertainment terrace will give the desert traveler a unique and striking viewpoint of the city.
DesignARC LA acted as the Design Architect for the hotel.
Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill acted as Executive Architect, and Allen and Philp Architects acted as Master Planners.