Hotel Donaldson


Architectural, Commercial, Interiors


Fargo, ND

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Completed 2004

Boutique hotel revitalization.

Team: Shelter, Lark Interiors, Mark Marth

Photos: Jim Gallop

Accolades: 2006 Builder Magazine “Builder’s Choice”

Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, North Dakota, The Hotel Donaldson led a renaissance of redevelopment in the heart of downtown. The Hotel Donaldson’s new life is as a modern digital-age boutique hotel and restaurant. A close collaboration between the owner and our design team developed a program which includes:

  • 17 unique artist themed suites
  • conference rooms
  • a fitness center
  • special event space
  • restaurant
  • a rooftop garden

The aesthetic embraces restored brick and stone masonry, a new storefront, rediscovered decorative cast- iron, new artwork, high ceilings, a new grand staircase, a brick cellar, and exposed structure. This project encompasses our joint vision for the reemergence of downtown Fargo.