‘Washington, D.C. Convention Center’
courtesy of ‘NCinDC’
Architect Paul S. Devrouax, JR., FAIA passed away earlier today of causes not yet known.
Devrouax was the founding principal of Devrouax and Purnell Architects, a DC-based architecture firm that was established in 1978 and was the creative genius behind well-known city projects such as Nationals Park, the Convention Center, and the City Museum.
‘C&O at twilight’
courtesy of ‘brownpau’
In January 2012 (although these dates are never quite as fluid as they yearn to be) Georgetown will become home to a new and ultra exclusive hotel. Capella Hotels and Resorts, which currently have six properties across the world and are slated to add five more -including the DC property, will be redeveloping the old American Trial Lawyers Association building at 1050 31st Street NW, which borders the historic C&O Canal. The Capella Georgetown will feature 48 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant, lounge, executive boardroom, rooftop pool and bar, and full-service spa.
From the look of the 5-story rendering, the plans for the hotel’s design looks like it will fit right in with its surrounding landscape. I just wonder if The Capella Georgetown will get the interior right. No more extravagantly ornate details, dated color-schemes, or uber-modern finishes please!
An architect and designer have not yet been selected for the project.
Read more about this property update and see the rendering in the Washington Business Journal.