114 E. Cevallos Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
San Antonio, Texas
Date Bid: Aug 2008 Construction Period: Apr 2010 to Nov
Total Square Feet: 205,137 Site: 4.5 acres
Number of Buildings: 22; 268 total units.
Building Sizes: Unit gross total, 201,564; additional services
(party room, gym, storage), 3,573; total, 205,137 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10; second floor, 11 4; third
floor, 122; fourth floor, 134; total, 55. Basic Construction
Type: Adaptive re-use.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
Exterior Walls: CMU infill, existing poured-in-place concrete.
Roof: Membrane, existing concrete. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, existing cast-in-place
Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: TLC Engineering for
Architecture - 255 S. Orange Avenue, #1600, Orlando, FL 32801
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Jack Jennings & Sons - 1030
Wilfred Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Civil Engineer: VHB - 225 E. Robinson Street, #300, Orlando, FL
Landscape Architect: AECOM - 320 E. South Street, Orlando, FL
Located 1.5 miles from downtown and the first new project in San
Antonio's new River North District; this adaptive reuse project
transformed the concrete superstructure of an abandoned housing project.
Occupying two city blocks, the four-story project includes 308-loft
apartments and 15,000 square feet retail/office space organized around
five courtyards. 1221 Broadway was designed as an urban compound for
living. All circulation is outdoors on single loaded cantilevered
walkways linked by bridges over Avenue B and alleys to the five-story
parking garage. The connection to the five courtyards and to the
outdoors creates both a unique oasis and urban street presence.
Forty different unit types ranging from a 450 square foot studio to a
850 square foot one bedroom and a 1,150 square foot two bedroom lofts
are available. The average unit size is 700 square feet. The project was
100% leased within 1.5 months of completion.
The re-use of 21 relatively inflexible buildings constructed of
poured-in-place concrete structure, walls, floor and ceiling posed a
re-design challenge; the decision to retain the structure and aerated
autoclaved concrete unit kept tons of demolished material from the
landfill and construction resources were reused. The combination of the
thermal lag due to the concrete mass, well sealed and insulated envelope
and high performing windows all contribute to the energy efficiency and
thermal comfort enjoyed by the tenants.
Full height living screens, as they mature, will provide some privacy
and protect the apartment unit entries from low sun angles. New and
existing trees occupy the 5 courtyards and provide shaded places for
tenants to gather. Openings between buildings allow breezes to flow thru
the courtyards. Three rainwater harvesting tanks store 38,000 gallons of
water for landscape irrigation and fountains. Phase two of the project
includes office/retail lease space on the ground level.
Metal Panels: Berridge Manufacturing
Interior: Magna Wall, Sherwin Williams, USG
Roofing: MBCI, Carlisle Sure-Weld TPO
Windows: Fyre-Tec, IWC-Ambassador/Milgard
Elevators: Vertical Express, Thyssen Krupp