This approachable boutique hotel will be located off of East Cesar on a site that currently houses a disparate collection of three buildings consisting of a derelict hair salon, retail space and apartments [the 2nd floor corner unit was the on-screen residence of East Dillon quarterback Vince Howard, played by Michael B. Jordan on Friday Night Lights]. The main challenge for Design Hound lay in incorporating the program [12 hotel rooms, restaurant, bar/lounge, pool, and back-of-house spaces] within the existing buildings with a unifying aesthetic. By taking advantage of the site's existing 'courtyard' style layout, the pool and bar/lounge take center stage with remaining elements shielding this inner sanctum from pedestrian and vehicular passersby. The material choices favor natural elements: wood, raw stucco, steel and glass create a neutral palette that fades into the background as attention is focused on the central courtyard as gathering space. Landscape elements bring nature to the forefront, reinforcing the idea of pool as oasis. Smaller, more intimate, gathering spaces are scattered throughout the courtyard and within the restaurant. Large operable windows behind a painted steel screen wall, allow glimpses within but maintain a level of privacy expected by the clientele.