21c Museum Hotel Lexington

Lexington, KY
112,000 square feet
Type: Hotels
21c Museum Hotel Lexington transforms the historic Fayette National Bank Building, designed in 1914 by renowned New York architects McKim, Mead & White. The Beaux Arts 15-story tower, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and gathering place.
Our design for 21c Lexington references the sophistication of old clubhouses and the saturated colors of the bluegrass landscape. We restored the former banking hall as the hub of activity by revealing its original grand proportions and repurposing the space as the vibrant Lockbox restaurant, bar and lounge. Rich colors in the 88 guest rooms reference the surrounding city and country, framed by the windows of McKim, Mead & White’s classically proportioned design.

Key People

Deborah Berke

Stephen Brockman
Project Lead

Gabriel Ce
Project Manager

Terrence Schroeder
Project Designer


Deborah Berke Partners
Design Architect, Interior Designer

Perfido Weiskopf + Wagstaff Goettel, LLC
Executive Architect

KLH Engineers
MEP Engineer

Illumination Works
Lighting Design

Judith B. Williams
Historic Preservation Consultant

McKim, Mead & White
Original Architect


Design Award of Excellence,
Historic Preservation
AIA Pittsburgh

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7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.