Highland Park

Location: Denver, CO
Client: Heitler Development
Architect: Oz Architecture
Size: 4 Story, 126 Units, 126,361 SF
Building Type: Type VA
Construction: Pier foundation with below grade parking, first floor elevated post tensions concrete slab with light framed wood construction above

Built on the former site of the Denver Tramway Company Trolley Barn, this project features 196 market-rate apartments and first-floor retail space. The building reflects a four-story wood frame structure housing one, two, and three-bedroom units, and a single-level, partially below-grade parking garage—designed using post-tension concrete slabs which allowed for a thinner floor system to control costs and a flexible column layout allowing for unimpeded community spaces. Simplified wood framing and a flexible concrete structural allowed for a particularly unique building design, wrapping around the block in a circular fashion, the façade takes on a more modern look on sides not facing the street. The simplified floor framing itself was installed spanning from exterior to corridor walls eliminating the need for interior unit bearing walls. Clean lines and modern finishes maximize light and space in what has become a model of urban living—stylish, convenient, trendy, and awarded LEED Gold status in 2013.