CallisonRTKL is an architecture, planning, and design practice firm from Baltimore. Since its foundation, over 70 years ago, they have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions, and public entities. Their work has set them apart as the number one retail design firm in the world and a top-fiver architecture practice across multiple disciplines and sectors.
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CallisonRTKL combines two great design practices in order to create an even stronger, more distinctive voice which is characterized by the strength of their ideas, the spirit of their culture, and the passion of their team to make the world a better place. Focusing on their relationships with clients and teams helps CallisonRTKL to make the big seem small and personal, to keep them moving in the right direction.
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As the first hotel in a distinctive new boutique brand, the 30-room, 14-suite Hotel Beaux Arts appeals to discerning guests with its art-gallery feel and décor. Located in an urban, mixed-use district that includes a class-A office building, residential space, and a planned retail venue, the hotel features custom-designed modern interiors and furnishings set against fine art displays, immersing guests in a museum-quality journey.
Cosmopolitan, Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Interlink, a Puerto-Rico-based developer, sought to revitalize the once flourishing urban district of Miramar by returning affluent living to the area. The Cosmopolitan anchors this redevelopment, nimbly embracing local culture and tradition and enriching it with a global perspective. Innovative branding, noteworthy design, an ideal back-of-house network, proximity to San Juan’s hottest attractions, and luxurious materials make Cosmopolitan one of the most sought-after residences in San Juan.
Ray-Ban Flagship, New York
CallisonRTKL partnered with Ray-Ban to develop the brand’s flagship store based on the “Agora Concept.” Drawn from the ancient Greek concept, the Agora is a place of community gatherings and sharing. This design concept was ultimately chosen for its simplicity and flexibility. It creates a retail space that establishes a connection to a location and its community, while also creating a physical manifestation of the brand.
A multi-family residential project in Plantation, Florida, The Manor in Plantation differentiates itself in the market by evoking southern hospitality and rustic charm updated with the latest conveniences and comforts of urban apartment living. The name itself inspired visions of relaxing on a portico in the quiet of summer evenings. Rustic farm structures and antique plantation furnishings provided imagery for creating a startling mix of frayed old and crisply new.
CallisonRTKL collaborated with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and James Beard award-winner Richard Sandoval to design Sandoval’s latest eatery, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar. Situated on the 18th hole of the Stadium Course at Scottsdale’s acclaimed Tournament Players Club golf course, Toro masterfully melds pan-Latin cuisine, combining the distinct flavors of South and Central America with ingredients rooted in the Japanese and Chinese Peruvian cultures.
CallisonRTKL services range from architecture, brand building, commercial interiors, environmental graphic design, health facility planning and transitioning, interior architecture and design, landscape architecture, lighting design, planning, and urban design, technology and workplace strategy, acting in UK and Europe, Australia, China, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, South Asia, and North America.
The 5-star JW Marriott Mexico City, located in the upscale Polanco district of Mexico’s capital, underwent a comprehensive renovation to the property. The design began in 2011 for renovations that included all 283 guestrooms, suites, and corridors. Public areas included the transformation of the current lobby into a new JW Marriott signature Interactive Lobby, a repositioning of the three-meal restaurant, and an expansion to the fitness center and amenity spa.
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa blend crisp, modern features with natural elements, textures, and colors drawn from the hotel’s picturesque gulf-front surroundings. Representing a significant extension of the client’s brand in Florida, the 450-key Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa includes one of the largest ballrooms in the market and 22,000 square feet of banquet and meeting facilities. The hotel offers both guest rooms and suites, each one outfitted with white and oak wood tones and silvery metals accented with tropical modern fabrics and beach-inspired artwork.
The vision of settling in South Florida that Henry Flagler pioneered set the tone for this development in an emerging neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. South Florida’s interpretation of a Caribbean colonial seaside inspired these interiors that are influenced by breezy beach life and casual, sexy chic. CallisonRTKL designed the public spaces, amenity areas, poolside furnishing, and model units in the residential property. Amenities include a lounge/sitting space with fireplace, business center, clubhouse, fitness, and compelling outdoor spaces including fire pits, grills, and activity areas.
The design team reconfigured the layout for a new generation of guests by creating a feeling of connectivity and openness. Taking cues from the stunning natural surroundings, the rich color palette features shades of blue, green, and amber complemented by warm wood finishes, creating harmony between the interior and the great outdoors.
Hueb, a family-owned jewelry brand founded in Brazil, partnered with CallisonRTKL to design and implement its first retail store in the United States. CallisonRTKL began the design process by working with the jeweler to define their brand and identify the core customer. Hueb’s jewelry is unique in its old-world craftsmanship coupled with innovative designs, which inspired the design team’s eclectic approach to the store experience.
CallisonRTKL design process centers on creativity, cross-pollinating ideas and talents across offices to deliver quality at all levels and in all places. As a part of a global community, they are aware of their responsibility and strive to be an active participant in the world. In all their efforts, they make sure to do the right thing for their people, their clients, and their community. At CallisonRTKL, they are eager to face the challenges of the world and are ready to ask the questions that others hold back. Their thirst for innovation and quest for creative solutions to complex issues helps set them on a path that leads to new heights and continued success.