With an unrivaled view of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, it might be hard to imagine that The Lodge at the Presidio was transformed into the boutique hotel it is today from army barracks dating back 123 years. Collaboration was key to the location conscious design as architectural lighting designer O’Mahony & Myer, interior architect Laura Cook Interiors and project architect Architectural Resources Group created a lighting scheme that complements the hotel’s homage to its military past. The hotel’s National Park setting and proximity to the ocean are also celebrated through the use of color, finishes, park views and artwork.
The Golden Gate Bridge can be seen beyond the barracks-turned-hotel on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula.
A typical guest room includes an LED “welcome light,” a single decorative pendant, and also features portable task lamps, which work in conjunction with natural light to illuminate the room and its location-specific artwork
A sitting area outside of the elevator is lit with downlights and a decorative pendant. Wall washers illuminate built-in shelving, as well as side walls and elevator core walls to showcase the material finish on the elevator’s façade.
A large, multi-tiered decorative pendant lights a table for 10 in the main dining area. Recessed wall washers illuminate a mural of the ocean, which surrounds the server to the right of the table. Recessed adjustable accent lights illuminate the hearth and artwork.
A portable lamp illuminates a picture of a soldier leading into the general seating area, where the hotel’s only incandescent lamp in a glass decorative pendant provides general lighting.