Robert A.M. Stern has worked in Boston for over 30 years, but The Quinn brought him to the South End for the first time. Though familiar with the city's Victorian red brick architecture, found in the South End's Victorian row houses, Stern and partner Daniel Lobitz explored the South of Washington arts district for fresh inspiration.
Will Meyer and Gray Davis rooted The Quinn's interior design in the character of the South End. The neighborhood's history and Victorian architecture called for a timeless aesthetic, while a new generation of creative residents demanded a contemporary feel. Meyer and Davis chose materials that echoed local row houses, like brick tile in the pool, and reinterpreted traditional moldings in wire-brushed oak.