When guests enter the West Hollywood Edition they are struck by the simple elegance of its design – a consistent, easy flow that harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood.
But creating something that looks and feels this simple, consistent and easy? Well, that’s where it gets complicated.
For the owners of the $125 million signature hotel and residential building located along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, it wasn’t enough to strive for perfection; the results had to be perfection. Naturally, that edict included its spectacular lighting design.
WSP served as the engineer of record for the project, providing the developers with professional services that included mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems, fire protection, commissioning … and its architectural lighting design.
“Because the design is so intricate and super clean, what is special is the attention to detail, and it is extraordinary,” said Chester Thompson, who led the architectural lighting design services throughout the project for WSP. “All of the dimensions had to be located precisely.”
The objective was to simplify the experience for guests in every possible way – right down to the lighting, plumbing and electrical systems.
The 242,000-square-foot building features 190 guest rooms on the first eight floors of the building and two penthouses. The Edition has 20 luxury condominiums on floors 9-13 for permanent residents, a ballroom, restaurant and other amenities for guests and residents.
Designers of the Edition lighting from WSP included Thompson, Yucheng Lu, Lilian Fu, Muge Birgen and Cory Madeson.
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