Music Hall Renovation

Music Hall Renovation, FRCH Creative Fuel

A local project in our own backyard, FRCH’s Hospitality and Retail-Mixed Use studios have teamed up on the renovation of Cincinnati’s iconic Music Hall. We were tasked with an overhaul to the environmental graphics and wayfinding strategies in addition to the FF&E packages for the Symphony Offices. As a treat for all our hard work, some lucky FRCH-ers were offered the chance at a behind-the-scenes tour of the renovation in-progress – before they close the doors until the grand re-opening in early October. Read more of this post

Oculus Mall Opens

World Trade Center Oculus

Traveling for work has its perks and this week it was being in New York City the same day as Westfield’s World Trade Center at the Oculus opened. 15 years after the devastating 9/11 terror attacks, the 350,000 square-foot mall is the newest destination rebuilding New York’s new downtown. The mall will eventually feature over 100 retail stores and already includes brands like Apple, Pandora, H&M and Lacoste.

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Miami Design District – A Pattern Architect’s Dream

Miami Design District, FRCH Creative Fuel

For those who seek out unique architecture, love pattern as an environmental envelope or just enjoy unexpected inspiration — then be sure to visit Miami’s Design District. I have been fortunate enough to visit the district several times over the past few years, allowing me to see the environment evolve and grow, becoming more impressed upon each return visit. Filled with luxury shopping, boutique art galleries and exquisite furnishings, the Miami Design District has managed to create a destination focused on fashion, design and architecture. It’s a place of creative inspiration at every turn.

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2015 Anniversary Party

47_FRCHCelebrating the past while looking forward to the future is a reoccurring theme here at FRCH, so earlier this month we brought together our entire team to celebrate our 47th Anniversary! Never one to keep it simple, this year’s Activities Committee found a one-of-a-kind venue with a musical act to match! Read more of this post

Architecture and Fashion Collide with United Nude Footwear

The architecturally-inspired footwear of United Nude proves that artists and designers who seek inspiration from sources outside of their disciplines can yield captivating results. UN’s shoe designs stand out through unique concepts and details that push the boundaries of footwear in terms of form, structure, and materiality. Read more of this post

Hotel Stays Should Be Fun!

So what makes a hotel stay fun?

There are a lot of ways for a hotel to make your experience memorable.  Sometimes, when we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we can elevate an experience and create something worth talking about.  The Wildwood Inn  is pretty overt (and part of my past life long before FRCH) – and may not be to everyone’s taste.  However, fun can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Read more of this post

Impeccable Detail

While strolling through the streets of London recently looking for the latest and greatest retail and hospitality venues, some colleagues and I stumbled upon the doors of a hidden gem, Tsunami Kitchens. Their mantra is “life.style.” and style they deliver in the most refined manner.

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