The Fitzgerald Apartments
Location: Denver, CO
Architect: Johnson Nathan Strohe (JNS)
Size: 11 Story
Building Type: 1B 11 Story
Construction: Concrete w/ 2 lvl below grade
The Fitzgerald spans an entire block in the heart of Downtown Denver, offering both residential and retail space. What used to be a brownfield site is now one of the city’s most desirable buildings, featuring modern conveniences that speak to the evolution of the surrounding community. Retail spaces were designed with a mild slabs to allow for maximum flexibility with future tenant improvements. Elevated PT slab construction was utilized for the rest of the building to reduce costs by allowing for thinner floors and a flexible unit arrangement. Intense coordination effort was undergone to help balance the alignment of columns with the differences between residential, retail, and parking areas. Specialized detailing of the foundation system allowed the use of a zero lot line to help maximize the square footage of the building. Additional specialized detailing was used for the foundation wall to floor slab connections to allow for faster construction and efficient staging of work while maintaining the use of more efficient PT slabs. Finally an undulation brick façade was applied to the exterior of the building and required unique solutions account for the variations in the brick work in both plan and elevation while maintaining structural integrity and efficiency in materials and labor.