Project 6 / Nov 11, 2019

22 West 21st Street, 6th Floor

Audra Tuskes / Guido Hartray

Co Hosts

Please join us for a talk — (hos-pi-ta-ble): Hospitality’s Impact on Building Types and Public Spaces — with Guido Hartray, Founding Partner at Marvel Architects and Audra Tuskes, Hospitality Design Professional.

The live-work-play paradigm has changed dramatically over the last decade. Perhaps the greatest evolution has been the blurring of just that: how we live, work and play. Hospitality was the first industry to embrace and address this shift in the user experience. In by doing so, it impacted other building types and public spaces to adapt to new service- and amenity-driven programming. In order for stay competitive yet profitable, what are the current hospitality trends shaping and challenging the commercial, educational, residential and institutional markets. Projects to be discussed include 1 Hotel, New Lab, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, among others.

Moderated by Sydney Franklin, Associate Editor at The Architect’s Newspaper.

Event Speakers

Audra Tuskes


About Audra Tuskes

As a design professional focused on hospitality and lifestyle development, Audra Tuskes drives the creative charge behind new and evolving brands. She has been the Vice President of Design at Neuehouse, where she was responsible for evolving its physical experience and environment, and the Vice President of Design & Creative Director for The Lightstone Group, overseeing design and brand experience for their emergent hospitality projects. She concurrently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Hospitality Design Magazine. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Audra's past positions include Vice President of Design for Commune Hotels, Director of Design for Starwood Hotels & Associate Design Professor at Pratt Institute. She holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

Guido Hartray

Marvel Architects

About Guido Hartray

Guido is dedicated to creating architecture that contributes to an environment that is greater than the individual project and uses his experience designing public spaces to inform the social structure within the building. As a Founding Partner at Marvel Architects, he has led design teams on a wide range of projects—from hospitality, higher education, commercial, and residential to large-scale public space/streetscape redesigns. Guido participates in the AIA New York’s Urban Design Committee and Enterprise’s Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute and has taught and participated in design juries at Columbia University, City College, Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.