Urban Focused Service Hotels: Finding Innovations within the Standards


It’s an exciting time for the hospitality industry. As the industry recovers, focused service hotels located in urban centers have emerged as a strong lodging product. The focused service hotel sector is a leader among new hotel property types. Many hotel brands have taken from their full service flags the services and amenities most desired […]

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2015 Project Roll Call


Last year was prosperous for the firm and 2015 is already off to a busy start with projects from New York to Texas. Projects in design include: The new City Utilities Bus Transfer Station (design consultant to H Design Group – pictured above) – Springfield, MO A new commercial building in the historic Galloway area […]

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Things you may or may not know about architects.


Architects are licensed by states. Each state has guidelines in order to become licensed to practice there. An architect who holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate can obtain licensure in multiple states with relative ease. A new graduate with a Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree is not yet an “Architect.” […]

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Coming Soon: Branson Landing North Retail Development


When it opens in May 2015, the Branson Landing North Retail Development will extend the footprint of the popular Branson Landing mixed-use destination to the north, overlooking Roark Creek and Lake Taneycomo. BR&P designed this $2.5 million project for developer HCW, LLC of Branson, Missouri. The development consists of three buildings containing 16 storefront lease […]

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Historic Hotel Turned Residences Revitalized for Students


Built in 1926 as the Kentwood Arms Hotel, Butler, Rosenbury & Partners has completed three major renovation projects at what is now known as Kentwood Hall, a Missouri State University residence hall. In 1988, BR&P completed the first major renovation of the former hotel into student residences, and in 2002 BR&P renovated its dining facility. […]

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Bass Pro Shops Outpost Opens in Anchorage


On July 9 Bass Pro Shops opened its 67th store. The 80,000 sq. ft. Anchorage, Alaska Bass Pro Shops Outpost is, for Bass Pro, “a tribute to Alaska’s awesome beauty, abundant wildlife and regional heritage.” Adding to the unique destination retail experience are Alaskan themes throughout the store in hand-painted regional murals, museum quality wildlife […]

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Jordan Valley Community Health Center Expansion Focuses on Patients


According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, “Community, Migrant, Homeless, and Public Housing Health Centers are an essential source of primary and preventative care for the uninsured and underinsured.” They provide “needed dental, mental health and substance abuse,” and pharmaceutical services in more than 9,000 locations nationwide. Nationally, 22 million people are served […]

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Hotels on the Horizon


What a difference a year makes! The hotel design and construction industry has rebounded and, according to the AIA’s Consensus Construction Forecast, is expected to have a 13.1% spending increase in 2014 and a 9.2% increase in 2015. The Lodging Econometrics Pipeline projects a 40% increase in the number of projects under construction in the […]

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Growing Where We’re Planted: Why Serving Matters to BR&P.


As our founder, Geoffrey Butler, says: “You should always strive to leave a place better than when you got there; and if you’re not happy with the way things are, you should get involved and change it for the better.” Or as Tim Rosenbury says: “There is some kind of rightness about contributing to the […]

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Our Wheelhouse


BR&P has provided design and consulting services for a wide variety of projects for both public and private clients. We still do, and wouldn’t have it any other way. But, when people ask us what we specialize in, what we’re known for, and where we are especially qualified, this is what we would say. Hospitality. […]

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