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Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, California

Anchoring the Metlox project, Shade is a 40-room, modern luxury boutique hotel with a roof-top pool and bar. The project is organized in two parts: the public lobby, which is oriented towards Metlox Town Square, and a series of private rooms with balconies arranged around an internal courtyard. A large front porch serves as a buffer between the Metlox Town Square and the hotel lobby. Building materials include wood-siding and traditional wood details, characteristic of California’s coastal communities. Other hotel amenities include a conference room, gym, cabana, spa and wine bar.

Status: Built
Year: 2005
Size: 21,000 SF

Project Team: Peter Tolkin
Engineers: Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers (Structural), Guthrie & Associates (Mechanical / Plumbing), Empire 3 (Electrical)
General Contractor: Fred Morris Construction
Photographer: Peter Tolkin, Grant Mudford

2008 Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Pasadena / Foothill Chapter