Arizona Biltmore Hotel
- Phoenix, AZ
- October 2009
The Arizona Biltmore is an historic property designed by architect Albert Chase McArthur in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition. The expansion of the property required a pattern and design guidance that would not only echo the 1929 aesthetic, but be approved by the design committee and be a useful element in architectural screening.
Gensler commissioned Parasoleil to research the “Biltmore Block” design, in its many forms, and create a consistent pattern to be made structural in copper. Uriah Bueller visited the property to document the variations and sketch how they might interpret the design into cladding. Parasoleil’s concern was in mounting the panels directly to the window mullions, but the property found their own solutions for window cleaning.