The iconic 26-story Architects Building at 17th & Sansom Streets in downtown Philadelphia has been converted to the Hotel Palomar, a luxury boutique hotel.
The first two floors include a restaurant and reception spaces. There are 20 floors of typical guest rooms. The top two floors consist of meeting rooms and a ballroom, the latter being a restoration of the original ballroom and library. The historical building, completed in 1930, required extensive restoration, particularly on the historically certified facade. The logistical challenges were significant during construction due to its tight urban site,intensified by the removal of a 245-foot antenna that sat atop the building’s roof.
This project has achieved LEED Gold.