Fireplaces have been a focal point of homes and other gathering places for millennia, and this trend isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. And with advances in modern technology, the fireplaces of today can fit just about any idea designers can dream of.

In this Studio Session, ARCHITECT Editor-in-Chief Paul Makovsky dives into the fundamentals and possibilities of modern fireplace design with experts Chris Evans, principal at Rottet Studio; Bethany Gale, associate principal at Stonehill Taylor; and Tim Rethlake, director of sales effectiveness for Hearth & Home Technologies. They examine case studies and ideas for modern fireplace design in hospitality, commercial, and residential spaces, including fireplace types and fuels, design and specification considerations, and how to bring your dream fireplace to life.

Chris Evans is a principal at Rottet Studio with more than 15 years of interior architecture and design experience spread over a variety of commercial and hospitality projects.

Recognized for his diversified strengths, he plays a valuable role in all aspects of the design process, with concentrated efforts on space planning, architectural finishes, and furniture specifications. In 2017, Boutique Design magazine honored Chris on the roster of the Boutique 18, the magazine’s yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers of hospitality interiors.

Bethany Gale started her career in Atlanta before transferring to London, where she worked internationally on luxury hotel, residential, and hospitality design projects.

She’s now at Stonehill Taylor in New York, where she has led teams on the design of boutique and luxury properties, including the Conrad Hotel Midtown in Manhattan and the Eliza Jane in New Orleans.

Tim Rethlake is the director of sales effectiveness for Hearth & Home Technologies. Tim has over 40 years of experience in the hearth industry and is an approved provider for AIA Continuing Education content.

He has served as a board member of the Energy & Environmental Building Association and lead hearth specifier for the Desert Comfort Home, a Net Zero home project in Cave Creek, Arizona, that featured both gas and electric fire features in its design.

Show Notes

This Studio Session is underwritten by Heat & Glo.
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