LeoPalace Resort

LeoPalace Resort

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY / BRANDING

LeoPalace Resort

ROLE: Architect, Interior Designer, Construction Administration, Branding
CLIENT: Leopalace 21
PROGRAM: Guestrooms, Lounge, Lobby, Spa, Golf Clubhouse, Brand Package

Nestled in the serene foothills of Yoña, Guam, is the LeoPalace Resort. This resort readily accommodates the needs of any traveler, whether on business, family vacation, or a short sporting trip. RIM’s design work included remodeling of the guestrooms, an executive lounge, a new lobby, and spa; upgrades to the bus waiting area and the golf clubhouse; and full re-branding of the resort. 

RIM’s extensive involvement included working with a local real estate appraisal company to conduct a market feasibility study to assist the client in cost estimates for developing new multi-family duplexes on the property. The option to build duplexes will expand LeoPalace Resort’s offerings to attract additional clientele and generate additional revenue for the client, while maximizing usage of the resort property.

LeoPalace Resort

LeoPalace Resort

BRANDING / GRAPHIC DESIGN

LeoPalace Resort

CLIENT: Leo Palace Guam Corporation

To attract high-end clientele, increase occupancy rates, and focus on luxury and superior service, LeoPalace sought to rebrand and renovate their hotel. Our branding team started by developing a captivating story of opulence and mystery about the resort, its history, and location on the island. A gold medallion, a symbol of luxury and adventure, became a touchstone of this story and the new identity.

By renovating and rebranding at the same time, opportunities were created to weave the new brand into every aspect of the design. RIM’s team incorporated the new identity into custom finishes, advertising campaigns, staff uniforms, and even the customer service processes. A 200-page Brand Book was created by the Branding & Graphic Design team for the client for consistent standards. 

Paradise Inn Annex

Paradise Inn Annex

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Paradise Inn Annex

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: National Park Service

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as a National Historic Landmark, the Paradise Inn Annex in Mount Rainier National Park (Washington) reopened following a 19-month closure of the Annex wing for rehabilitation and upgrading. The massive effort, led by RIM, encompassed extensive work on both the interior and exterior, performed during severe winter conditions and at 5,400 feet altitude.    

Originally constructed in 1920, the 2017-2019 restoration/renovation of the Annex brought the structure up to date with current seismic and life/safety codes. Not only was the exterior stone foundation preserved, but original interior features such as crown molding and windows were meticulously restored. Key components of this project included removal of previous undesirable modernizations to the interior of the building, the reintroduction of the Annex’s historic interior and exterior appearance, and the retainage of the few remaining defining materials. Additionally, the work included electrical, plumbing, fire safety, and seismic code compliance as well as soundproofing, insulation, energy efficient lighting, and more. 

ANC South Terminal

ANC South Terminal

COMMERCIAL / TRANSPORTATION

ANC South Terminal

ROLE:  Architect 
CLIENT:  State of Alaska – Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities

RIM was the lead design firm for a major seismic retrofit at the main terminal of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Originally built 50 years ago, both Concourse B and the Ticket Lobby were updated to make the structures safer in the event of an earthquake. The project included modern infrastructure for baggage handling and screening, energy-efficient heating and ventilation, and state-of-the-art telecommunications and security systems.

A multitude of architecture and interior design updates in Concourses A and B as well as the Ticket Lobby have brought the overall level of service to customers and tenants up to the same high-quality standard present in the recently completed Concourse C. The renovated spaces are washed with natural light and allow for the completion of concession spaces, encouraging all the major air carriers to be conveniently co-located under one roof.

 

As the aviation planning and design consultant, HNTB worked with RIM, and Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), the program manager, to plan the renovations, focusing on programming, right-sizing, and making sure all elements of the reinvented structure worked together. PCL Construction Services, Inc. acted as the Construction Manager-at-Risk; provided demolition and abatement service; installed structural upgrades and glazing; implemented seismic upgrades developed by Reid Middleton; and completed architectural finishes, roofing, and mechanical and electrical system upgrades. The work was accomplished while the airport remained fully occupied and functional.

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

COMMERCIAL OFFICE / EDUCATION

PG&E Headquarters Remodel

ROLE: Architecture & Interior Design
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric
DESIGN BUILDER: Roebbelen

The renovation of the eighth and twenty-seventh floors of PG&E’s headquarters is now complete. Located in San Francisco’s financial district at 77 Beale Street, the newly renovated floors include meeting rooms, offices, a dining area, quiet spaces, and lounge areas for viewing the bay. RIM provided architectural and interior design services from conceptual design through construction documents for both floors including furniture and room layouts.