Greenline Architecture Wins Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Greenline Architecture, Inc. won a 2017 Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award for Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, in recognition of the firm’s contributions to and outstanding excellence in historic preservation in Savannah and Chatham County. Additional project partners included CJMW Architecture, Noble Investment Group and Westlake Construction.

Perched on the corner of West Bay and Jefferson Streets overlooking Ellis Square in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District sits a 19th century, sprawling architectural masterpiece that once housed famed Georgia merchant Simon Guckenheimer’s business operations. Today, it stands as Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, a charming, boutique hotel that effortlessly combines modern luxury, contemporary design and respectful nods to its impressive past.

The design team restored the use of the building’s original openings along Bay Street and preserved the historical original wood columns uncovered during the renovation. The layout was utilized to maximize the lobby plan, reminiscent of the building’s original use as a wholesale store. Each of the property’s 252 guest rooms and suites were completely renovated to display the building’s architectural heritage featuring exposed brick, arched windows and locally-inspired artwork.

The Barnard Street façade now features a one-of-a-kind public art piece. Under a collaborative effort between the design team, the owner and a Savannah College of Art and Design class, the sculpted art piece is inspired by the intricate wrought ironwork found throughout Savannah’s Historic District.