Exterior of the Mayflower Hotel: Suits Surrounding the Mayflower

The Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC is easily accessible and navigable despite the fast-paced environment that surrounds the hotel. The hotel currently owned by Marriott, spans a full block, containing ten floors. During the planning stages of the hotel, the landowners wanted “to tie the Mayflower Hotel to the nearby […]

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Golden Scandals at the Mayflower Hotel

The image on the right- hand side is one of the three front gold doors to enter the Mayflower Hotel. The image below shows all three  gold front doors that lead to the lobby. The color gold is usually equated with wealth. Wealth can lead to corruption if handled by the wrong people such as the former New York governor, […]

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Environment Surrounding the Mayflower Hotel

Across the street of the Mayflower Hotel The link above contains a video of the environment surrounding the hotel and across the street. The area surrounding the hotel is very cosmopolitan. As soon as one steps out from the hotel one can see  busy roads with a large volume of cars going quickly. In the video, one […]

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Entrance to the Mayflower Hotel

This is the canopy overtop the entranceway of Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC. I captured this specific image because one can admire the fine detailing above the hotels name and can notice the elegant font of the hotels name. The entranceway alone immediately sets a business like tone for the entire hotel. Also, the American flag is proudly […]

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The Commonplace Book: Entry 4 Gender Inclusive Restrooms

American University authored this sign because they understood the need for an inclusive environment. This sign welcomes people who identify differently than the two perceived genders to utilize the restroom in a nonjudgmental communal fashion. Also, the sign includes people who do not feel comfortable using the restroom with others present and encourages them to lock […]

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Sarah Schindler: Segregation through the Design of the Built Environment

In Sarah Schindler’s article, “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation through Physical Design of the Built Environment,” she discusses that the damage through architectural design has caused exclusion and segregation for certain people. Schindler writes  that the negative effects of different kinds of architecture can be intentional or by design. Then she brings about real life […]

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