Credit: Nikolas Koenig

11 Howard Hotel

Originally built in 1961 as a postal storage facility and converted into a hotel in 1992, 138 Lafayette Street is now a fully renovated and re-envisioned boutique hotel—11 Howard—in a transformative part of Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood.

In collaboration with the developer and operator RFR Holding LLC, creative director Anda Andrei Design, and interior designer Space Copenhagen, BBB led a full interior renovation of 226 keys on 12 floors. 11 Howard features new terrace suites with expansive views of the skyline, and two levels of public hotel spaces including a high-end restaurant, bar, retail, lounges, and meeting rooms. BBB’s redesign of the facade at the first two floors relocated the main lobby to Howard Street and maximized frontage for a new restaurant. The design introduced new steel storefronts, an entry marquee, and facade detailing that celebrate the industrial character of the building and surrounding neighborhood in a contemporary and refined aesthetic.

 

Client

RFR Holding LLC

Location

New York, NY

Size

110,000 SF (226 hotel rooms)

Completed

2016

People

AIA
Partner, Director of Construction Administration
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner