Fleur de Lis on Main
Potter & Associates Architects
333 E Main Street #500, Louisville KY 40202
Date Bid: Jan 2005
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to June 2009
Total Square Feet: 242,555 Site: 1.19 acres.
Number of Buildings: One/Mixed use.
Building Size: Basement (parking): 51,270; first floor (retail):
29,580; second through fifth floor (condo): 40,250 per floor; penthouse:
705; total, 242,555 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, -11’; first floor, 16’; second floor,
+12’; each additional floor, +12’; floor to floor, 12’; total, 65’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural steel/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Brick,
curtainwall, cement panels. Roof: Membrane. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Stanley D. Lindsey & Associates, Ltd. - 5000
Maryland Way, #250, Brentwood, TN 37027
General Contractor: Bosse Mattingly Constructors, Inc. - 2116
Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr Greulich Engineer, Inc. -
1534 Ormsby Station Court, Louisville, KY 40224
Fleur de Lis on Main is located on a 1.2-acre urban in-fill site near
the Central Business District of Louisville, Kentucky. Major efforts
were directed towards creating a design solution which will enliven and
help in the re-vitalization of this urban area.
The development is a mixed-use building consisting of 20,000 square-feet
1st Floor commercial/retail space, 82 residential condominiums on Floors
2-5, secured underground parking for 146 cars and a roof-top terrace
offering views of downtown and the surrounding neighborhood.
Additionally, a fitness room and a community room are available for the
residents' use. Two interior courtyards with water features were created
on the roof of the underground parking garage using roof-top garden
design applications to provide green space for the residents.
The building massing was designed to include projecting glass bays and
balconies to re-enforce the sense of interaction with the street and
convey the feeling that residents are invested in the neighborhood.
The exterior also reflects the scale and bay rhythms of the
neighborhood's existing older masonry buildings and utilizes materials
found in the area's newer more contemporary structures. The brick and
stone veneer was spaced away from the structural frame allowing the more
contemporary glass and paneled materials to visually weave behind,
suggesting a blend of the old and new. Standard masonry shapes were used
to design a simple, crisp reference to the older masonry structures.
A three-foot thick matt foundation and basement walls were used to
structurally resist movement. Steel brace frame and concrete shear walls
were used only on perimeter walls with window openings being formed
through the concrete shear walls. The parking was placed underground,
allowing units to surround open courtyards. The steel framing was
erected using a mobile crane placed in the basement.
Materials used in construction include high performance blue tinted
insulating glass with anodized aluminum frames; painted autoclaved
cement fiber panels; brick and Corbelstone veneers. Decomposed granite
and tumbled glass are used on the pathways in the courtyards.
The mechanical system consists of an individually metered high
efficiency split system HVAC. Additional energy saving measures include
full 6-inch exterior cavity/sprayed cellulose insulation; tinted high
performance Low-E insulated glazing and thermal break frames; operable
windows are in rooms where possible. Insulated, white reflective TPO
membrane was used on the building roof. The untreated fountain water is
reused to irrigate the intensive garage roof gardens of the courtyards.
The first floor elevation was stepped to accommodate the 6-foot grade
change and provide handicapped access to all of the main entries. At the
east entry, a dignified handicapped access ramp was incorporated into
the building facade. All interior building spaces are fully accessible.
Individual units are designed to visually engage the street and
neighborhood and convey a feeling of confidence in being a part of the
The semi-private courtyards help to encourage interaction among the
residents as well as with the community while providing serene areas.