CARY, NORTH CAROLINA
The Umstead Hotel is a five star hotel and spa located in the research triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The client was a prominent patron of the arts in the community and an advocate for the nearby Umstead State Park, therefore the muse for the project became the intersection of art and nature. The hotel is located on 12 acres where guests can explore outdoor artworks in the midst of a quintessentially southeastern garden. The planting palette was comprised of predominately indigenous plants from the region including extensive use of oaks, maples, and loblolly pines. Theodore Hoerr led the design of this project while at AECOM. Images courtesy of AECOM and Jay Graham Photographer.