Tours: Freehand LA & The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
March 19, 2018, 4:30PM-6:30PM
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles & Freehand LA | DTLA

AIA|LA Tours: Freehand LA & The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 at 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles & Freehand LA | DTLA -meeting point will be sent to registered attendees.
Tickets: $25 AIA Members | $35 Non-members

Tour is at full capacity!

Tour Sydell Group’s recently completed Adaptive-Reuse Hospitality Projects in DTLA: Freehand LA & The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles, with architectural design by KFA.

The luxury NoMad Hotel Los Angeles occupies the 14-story Bank of Italy Building, built in 1923 as the LA headquarters of the company that would become Bank of America. Its central feature is the magnificent entry and former bank lobby, converted into a restaurant and bar venue for the hotel. Elaborate interior design by Paris-based Jacques Garcia augments the building’s inherent grandeur. Opened in January 2018, the hotel includes 241 rooms, multiple food and beverage outlets, and a rooftop pool and event space.

Opened in July 2017, Freehand LA is Sydell’s more casual and youth-oriented hotel brand, as evidenced by comfortable lounge areas, shared guest rooms, and free-spirited interior design by Roman and Williams. The 13-story Commercial Exchange Building (1925), built as a spec office and retail structure, was converted into 226 hotel rooms. Small ground floor retail spaces were combined into a lobby, bar and restaurant, and the roof was retrofitted to accommodate a pool and bar.

The tour will discuss both projects’ respective design challenges and solutions, including historic preservation issues, program fit into constrained building envelopes, inclusion of new MEP and structural systems, and intensive interior design coordination.

Designed by: KFA

  • John Arnold, AIA, KFA Partner In-Charge- The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles & Freehand LA
  • Tarrah Beebe, AIA, KFA Project Manager- Freehand LA
  • Allison Massett, AIA, KFA Project Manager- The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

Freehand Interiors: Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors
NoMad Interiors: Studio Jacques Garcia

Tour Led by: John Arnold, AIA, KFA, Tarrah Beebe, AIA, KFA, and Karen Filippe, AIA, KFA.

Reception Hosted by: Rudolph's Bar & Tea- Freehand LA