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Steve Clem named ASID 2017 Designer of Distinction


The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and tvsdesign are pleased to announce Steven Clem, ASID, FAIA, tvsdesign principal, as the 2017 ASID Designer of Distinction. Presented annually, this award honors an ASID professional member who has established a body of superior work demonstrating creativity, excellence, and innovation. This is the premier award for personal achievement and social consciousness in the interior design profession. (more…)

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Renderings: Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s 100 Yard Club

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

While the first kickoff (and soccer match) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is still months away, new renderings show what one of the coliseum’s most unique public spaces will look like.

The 100 Yard Club, as the gathering place is called, will be a football field-length food hall, complete with concessions and bars open to all fans.

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Mattress Firm’s Houston BEDquarters might just be the coolest office in town


Featured in ABC13 News: HOUSTON (KTRK) –The new Mattress Firm Headquarters might just be the coolest office in town. The 130,000-square-foot “BEDquarters” in southwest Houston comes with ping pong tables, indoor swings, arcade games and sleeping pods for employees to take power naps during their work day.

Architecture, Hospitality, Interiors /

What Guests Want from Hotel Restaurants


39 million U.S. travelers choose a destination based on the availability of culinary activities, while another 35 million seek out culinary activities after a destination is chosen.

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Atlanta United FC hires tvsdesign to plan Marietta headquarters


“The guiding theme for this facility is to imagine more,” design principal Rob O’Keefe said in a prepared statement. “We wanted to design a state-of-the-art smart building that reflects core values of the rising, tech-savvy and environmentally-focused fan base. Atlanta United’s home base needs to suit a wide variety of needs — from those of the players and the employees behind the team to fans and community members. Our firm brings a depth of experience to this complex design, and we’re excited to create a training facility that embodies the essence of Atlanta United’s brand and culture.”

Design, Featured News, Hospitality, Interiors /

Evolution of the Hotel Lobby: Drab to Fab


In this article from, writer Johnalee Johnston discusses the evolution of hotel lobby design, as hoteliers look for new ways to find balance between work and play for their guests. Our project, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is used as a prime example of incorporating a technology lounge into their public space.  Click below to read more:

Evolution of the Hotel Lobby: Drab to Fabwritten by Johnalee Johnston | Posted on April 4th, 2014 Lobby & Technology Lounge, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner With business travel expected to increase in 2014, quite a few hotels are scrambling to develop ways of catering to a new breed of worker: the officeless employee. Business-centric nooks-a.k.a.

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Putting Regal Design Influences into Atlanta’s Hyatt Midtown

Hyatt Midtown Atlanta

The Award-winning renovated hotel is the newest Hyatt flag in Atlanta.


tvsdesign had a vision for the new Hyatt Midtown in Atlanta to have interiors that reflected the dynamism of the surrounding community. The hotel, a renovation of a property that had long ceased to express the neighborhood’s sophistication, needed a retrofit that would be inviting, energetic and beautiful.

Due to the project’s successful incorporation of smart design elements and local materials and themes, tvsdesign recently won the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Rehab-Renovation Deal of the Year Award.

tvsdesign was hired by Noble Investment Group as the interior designers to give the renovated hotel, just steps from Piedmont Park and Peachtree Street, the look and feel of an upscale, modern Hyatt property. The project’s architect was DLR Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

For our team, it was the perfect fit because of the firm’s extensive portfolio of hospitality projects as well as a long relationship with Hyatt Hotels that includes work on Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Hyatt Regency Denver.

04082_000_N6The design team went to work designing the guest rooms and public spaces. The 153,000-square-foot hotel underwent a massive renovation of the lobby, lounge, bar, restaurant and rooms, in addition to other major changes to the building and its surroundings that included new outdoor sculpture and a brighter facade.

At just under 200 rooms on a relatively tiny urban footprint, the hotel has small scale that created exciting design challenges.


“The hotel’s intimate scale created a great opportunity for our team to show how big design ideas can flourish in smaller spaces,” said tvsdesign Principal Liz Neiswander. “We were inspired to imagine more possibilities for the space, such as moving the restaurant to the North side so it has views of Midtown. Through our long collaboration with Hyatt, we feel like we’ve come to understand their brand and have successfully captured that here.”

Because of the smaller spaces available for the common areas, Neiswander said, tvsdesign made the seating in the bar, restaurant, lounge and lobby areas multi-functional and flexible so they could be used seamlessly throughout the day. When the restaurant, Fork & Juniper, is busy or Bar Juniper is full, the space can flex for one use or the other. Moving the restaurant to another part of the hotel allows natural light and views to flood through new 13-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Our design team was inspired by the idea that this hotel, which hadn’t been renovated in years, was a diamond in the rough and that we were turning it into the ‘Jewel of Midtown,’” added tvsdesign Senior Designer Lucinda Aron.




Featured News, Higher Education /

Project Spotlight: Auburn University Central Classroom Facility


Higher Education Facilities provide should create a climate for educational success by inspiring imaginations, and advancing the use of technology to unleash the power of opportunity.


Mell Commons at Auburn University  is one of two new buildings designed for Auburn University’s campus that will house freshmen and sophomore level core classes. This transformational building is designed as an addition to the existing main campus.

Firebox_Cropped Flexible Library space for collaboration

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library will provide a great variety of informal, collaborative student areas, building upon the success of other such “learning commons” spaces within the existing library facility.



A design focus on student engagement, productivity and safety


Mell Commons is, at its essence, a place designed for students. the building has been filled with informal learning environments that are located throughout the building and take on different personalities–from extroverted and active to introverted and quiet–in order to meet the varied needs and learning styles of students.



Working with tvsdesign on the Central Classroom Facility has been highly successful. They have done an excellent job listening to the objectives of the Program Requirements Committee and in return educating them on the programming process in a clear and concise way ”.

-James Carroll, Office of the University Architect

Click here for more information on the Auburn University Central Classroom Facility project, or visit the Higher Education studio at

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Retail Food & Beverage Expertise

tvsdesign Retail Food and Beverage

Spaces to meet people, dine and celebrate, relax and rejuvenate, are essential to successful placemaking. They create a vibrant and dynamic social connection to the life of the community.

Our team of Retail Experts is committed to delivering environments that relate to who they are, places that reflect their ambitions and enhance their self image. The experience and insight gained  from over forty years in the industry give us the ability to synthesize the  the social and emotional demands of design, the need to connect, engage and entertain.

Click here to view our recent Retail Food & Beverage portfolio, or visit

Hospitality /

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Unveils Phase Two Renovation


Hotel Business recently reported on our progress of the 800-room, multi-year expansion project at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois.

The hotel’s owner, the city’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, is investing an estimated $110 million on the total renovation of the property. The project will include a new 460-room tower plus upgrades to the food & everage outlets, the lobby and meeting and event space.

To read the rest of the article from Hotel Business, click here.

For more information and photos of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place expansion, please visit our website,, or click here