Colonial & Euclid Arcades
Original Construction: 1887
Restoration Completed: 2003
Project Cost: $30 million
Scale: 323,000 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Architect of Record, Preservation Consultant for Federal & State Historic Tax Credits
Cleveland Restoration Society: 2003 Preservation Award Re-Use
Consisting of five buildings in downtown Cleveland, this $23 million project included 323,000 sq. ft. of offices and outdated hotel space. The existing small hotel rooms with shared baths, were combined to establish 175 suites with full kitchens. Approximately 65,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail areas were restored, including all existing plaster ornamentation, marble and glazed terracotta storefronts, and skylights. The historic lobby and ballroom were also maintained including stained glass. A connection between the arcades was established at the middle of the complex to allow the public to circulate freely. The hotel is today known as the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland Downtown.