These concept elevations and renderings demonstrate the schematic design stage CPY starts a project with when a client is unsure which direction they wish to take. The site is very special in Texas and American history. Beyond the hotel, there are several history building dating back to German settlement of Central Texas and it was here that NAFTA was signed. The design for the hotel update sought to modernize and simplify the hotel’s design, playing with the German and Hispanic influences of the site and surrounding neighborhood. Two schemes were developed: a warm and cool one. Each focused on adding privacy to the guest balconies, addressing entry sequence and updating the exterior finishes. While this project stayed a concept, the presentation is a good example of the work CPY produces at the early project stages.