Concept, Design & Process
The design was a collaboration between the builder and Marshall Sabatini. Every one of the 86 units in the building was designed as a suite-style condo. This is a popular design trend for campus housing because the design allows for four bedrooms and four bathrooms per suite.
The attractive loft-style apartments incorporated high ceilings, exposed ductwork, concrete finishes, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking Denver and the mountains just beyond the city. This same style was duplicated for the in-house community center and gym. In an effort to accommodate the needs of junior and senior students, the design included two-levels of off-street parking.
Marshall Sabatini was brought on not just for our design abilities, but also for our specialty in the execution of large-scale projects. We also were the facilitators for construction documentation.
Part of the logistics involved teaming up with experts around the country. Even though the mechanical engineer and plumbing engineer were also located in Philadelphia, the structural engineers were from Texas. The client was not only extremely pleased with the design, but also Marshall Sabatini’s ability to direct the construction process throughout as well.