MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN
R.D. OLSON DEVELOPMENT
Located on a large transitional site that bridges historic Old Pasadena with the 210 freeway to the north, this 5-story hotel is of an overall mass and scale to provide powerful identity to the freeway, while maintaining articulation and detail appropriate to pedestrian life.
Engaging the long narrow site with a series of linear pavilions, the project gestures to both the Mediterranean Revival and the classical roots of Old Pasadena, while retaining its own crisp and minimal character.