Changing the face of downtown

Alamo Architects’ conceptual design of the historic Burns-Penny on Houston Street was approved by the Historic Design Review Commission for a new contemporary five-story boutique hotel.

As reported in the Rivard Report article, “HDRC Vice Chair Michael Connor commended Alamo Architects for making the project compatible with the surrounding historic area, something that is “very tricky” to do since the structures should not overpower existing buildings or “give a false sense of history.”