Melzer Deckert & Ruder Architects, Inc

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Restoration of the historic Biltmore Bowl was undertaken to re-create the grandeur of this famous ballroom.  Having hosted the Academy Awards and other galas, the 800 person ballroom was completely gutted and the floor level modified.  A meticulous interiors program, including archival research, Cultural Affairs approvals, and studies of original details was part of the design effort to establish the Biltmore Bowl as a pre-eminant venue in downtown Los Angeles.

A fast track construction effort over 6 months enabled the hotel to book events in advance with minimal disruption to hotel operations.  The renovation included elevators, life-safety provisions, and state of the art audio-visual technology.