Have you ever wondered what a boutique resort will look like near the San Francisco State University? That is exactly what students were required to do for their final project. According to Professor Patrick Tierney, “RPT 460: Recreation Destination Resorts” will put an additional pressure on the students when they present their designs to professionals architects.
For the last 24 years, San Francisco State University has offered a class through SF’s State Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. The course allows students to apply the concepts they have learned from the classroom into a real-life scenario. The course culminates with a visit from professional architects and the presentation of the resort designs made by the students. The architects provide the students with a professional insight on resort building to prepare them for the career in the future.
SB architects have successfully designed a number of resorts in the Bay Area including some award-winning resorts in other parts of the world. Examples of the winning designs include Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma Valley, Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico and Malliouhana in Anguilla.
According to Scott Lee, the president of SB Architects, it is very important for students to connect with professionals because there is a big difference between the academic world and what is actually going on outside the class. Students get the opportunity to ask questions from the professional architects. On the other hand, the architects share the latest trends in resort design and how to ensure that it will be a functioning resort.
One of the core concepts that the architects talk about is the ability of the resort to provide a unique experience to its guests. Students also gain an idea on the essential factors required when creating their resort designs like traffic impact, noise, aesthetics, sustainability and compliance with the Disabilities Act.
If you want to experience an artistic adventure through an award-winning resort design, your best choice is design hotel in Hua Hin. The resort is just 2 hours away from Bangkok and situated close to nature’s splendour. The sand and sea is just a few steps away to enjoy nature at its best.