Stayner Architects


 
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Mark

Winnedumah Hotel


Rendering of proposed renovated bedroom

 Architectural Design 
Products & Branding 
Construction Management

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Winnedumah Hotel, located in Independence, California, was built in 1927 to accommodate the movie crews of westerns being filmed nearby in the Alabama Hills. Located in the Eastern Sierra, Independence was also the birthplace of the American West’s environmental awakening.


Existing Hotel

Geographically, the hotel is at the midpoint in extremes: Death Valley and the Mojave Desert plus Mount Whitney and the “backcountry.” Due to its position in the heart of the Eastern Sierras, the hotel continues to naturally accommodate climbers, naturalists, hikers, bikers, photographers, writers, historians, geographers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Guest Room Renovations


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Capitalizing on the range of guests, the renovation focuses on a “naturalist” and interpretive approach, both literal and abstract, think National Parks visitor center -- to introduce birds, flora, hydrology, etc. as a way to make place -- but also in terms of the palette and materials - hues taken from the surrounding landscape, natural woods, local rocks, woven textiles, handmade ceramic fixtures, and unlacquered brass products that all have strong connections to the land and surrounding area.

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Guest Room Renovation
















User Group Research

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan 




Branding Tests









Graphic Pamphlet References


Project Team
Christian Stayner, Jon Anthony
Alina Provost, Rebecca Fitzgerald


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Mark