The existing buildings chosen for the renovation were not designed to support the type of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and life safety infrastructure required for a modern hotel. The engineering design team overcame several challenges presented by low ceiling heights, limited space for building systems and the necessity to maintain a historic aesthetic. To minimize the negative impact on the exterior aesthetic, the fluid cooler was integrated into the existing penthouse. A majority of the lighting fixtures were custom-fabricated and are controlled by theatrical dimming panels throughout the building. With coordination and collaboration between several design consultants, these engineering solutions provided seamless integration into one another to create an award-winning building. The Shinola Hotel resets expectations of hotel design and function worldwide.