Condominium living is an attractive option to many, especially when it is in close proximity to fine dining, shopping and entertainment. 1200 Grandview provides residents with the convenience of urban living while featuring open floor plans, large windows and private balconies. The ground floor provides retail along Grandview Avenue and a parking garage in the back for residents.
The building features two-stories of residential living space and a roof deck with area views. Located in a busy urban area, site access posed unique construction and design challenges. This distinctive project combines many different materials including concrete, wood, steel and masonry. The parking garage facility used concrete and CMU to address fire rating issues and increase durability. The residential levels are constructed of wood framed floors and central corridor bearing walls supported on steel beams at the first floor. Custom bent plate steel lintels were designed at the façade to complement the architecturally exposed structural steel at the canopies and balconies. To help address the owner’s concerns related to cost, SMBH redesigned the cantilevered balcony support system to replace portions of the steel framing with wood framing. The use of multiple materials both in the support of single elements and to allow architectural features to do double duty as structural elements resulted in additional detailing complexity.