Village, Richland, MI
Gull Lake, located in the quaint, affluent community of Richland,
Michigan, wanted to explore the benefits of renovating two existing
marinas and creating the vision and architectural design controls
for a town center village, so they retained R.A. Yarling and Company.
Our team is developing a new marina village master plan for the
south end of this exclusive inland lake. The master plan will reflect
the rich history of Gull Lake, including redeveloping two marinas
and creating a new village comprised of multi-use buildings, among
them retail, housing, restaurant, and other commercial opportunities.
past Director of Hotel Architecture (1986-1991), R.A. Yarling was
primarily responsible for design efforts, renovations and additions
to the following resort projects:
Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona
When J.W. Marriott wanted to enhance the Camelback Resort by adding
a world-class health spa, he employed the best team. Marriott challenged
R.A. Yarlings design and architecture group to develop the world-class
spa so that it aesthetically supported the resorts existing architecture.
The $4.6 million, 26,400 square-foot, four-star health spa, positioned
at the base of Camelback Mountain overlooking the resort, was designed
in an authentic southwestern adobe style reflective of the resort.
For the past 27 years, this luxurious resort has received the AAA
Five Diamond Award.
Maui Ocean Club, Maui, Hawaii
When a resort property is renovated, scheduling is everything. Thats
why when the Maui Resort, located on Kaanapali Beach, required renovations,
R.A. Yarling employed advanced project management processes to minimize
impact on day-to-day operations. Using a logic-based, critical path
scheduling tool which identified all design, procurement and construction
activities and coordinated with the operations schedule of the hotel,
Yarlings team was able to identify critical areas of the project,
including scheduling materials to arrive in Maui on time so that
guest rooms and suite renovations would remain on schedule. Consensus
was required from multiple departments related to major deliverables,
so that when furniture, fixtures and Marriott-purchased materials
being transported to the island arrived, work could begin immediately.
As a result of R.A.Yarlings diligent planning, the project was
completed on time, within budget, and it exceeded the expectations
of the hotel property.
is a consummate professional who consistently interacts with others
in the industry to meet pre-defined goals. Whatever the cost, quality,
or timing, Rick is able to accommodate, and do what it takes to
make sure his clients goals are met.
Dacey, former Senior Vice President of Design at Marriott International