The Ray Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design North America
  • Company/Firm
    Gonzalez Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Jose Gonzalez
  • Other Designer(s)
    Jonathan Gonzalez, Marie Priore, Anais Niembro, Amado Tanglao, Michael Quinones
  • Architect
    Jose Gonzalez
  • Interior Designer
    Virserius Studio, Celano Design Studio, Studio Munge, Gonzalez Architects
  • Hospitality
    Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Construction Company
    MOSS Construction
  • Photo Credit
    Goat Rodeo - Thomas Hart Shelby
  • Location
    Delray Beach, FL
  • Project Date
    September 1st, 2021
  • Developer
    Menin Development
  • Project Link

The Ray continues in the tradition of Tropical Modernism style, incorporating many of these major performative building systems to maximize sustainability and decrease its carbon footprint, while rendering a visually captivating architecture that is specific to our South Florida environment and architectural history. Perforated screening and brise soleils minimize heat gain, open terraces and balconies take advantage of passive cooling while connecting patrons to the beautiful South Florida environment, roof gardens and courtyards fully integrate landscaping as a component of the architecture in order to significantly reduce the possibility of urban heat islands; the hotel’s occupants and the community as a whole have access to the public plazas and gardens that encompass all of the vital elements of the property. Embodying the architectural style of Tropical Modernism in a contemporary way, The Ray looks to be an example of exceptional Delray Beach Architecture, deeply committed to the environment and sensitively linked to the architectural history of this important South Florida community.