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P o r t f o l i o : M i x e d - u s e Blue Star Lofts p r o j e c t  Blue 1 1 1 1 a r c h i t e c t   Sprinkle & Co.; Robey Architecture (formerly Sprinkle adaptive reuse of an area that was once made up of aban- Sprinkle, AIA; Thom Robey, AIA; Alan Neff leries, living space, and non-profit art space. The four- doned industrial warehouses. Today the area holds gal- Robey Architects) Hayes, LP story mixed-use building was designed and completed Engineering Consultants (civil); AccuTech by Sprinkle Robey Architects. The 29,000-square-foot Consultants, LLC (structural); MEP Design, Inc. (MEP); Accessibility building includes two lower levels of commercial space Unlimited (ADA); Edens, Inc. (code life safety) and two upper levels of residential space. The Blue p h o t o g r a p h e r  Hester Star Lofts holds 16 open-plan apartments with private c o n t r a c t o r  Sumner c o n s u l t a n t s   Civil 1 1 1 1 Complex near downtown San Antonio. The complex is an Properties, LP d e s i g n t e a m  Davis 2 The Blue Star Lofts is located in the Blue Star Arts Star Lofts, San Antonio c l i e n t  Liberty + Hardaway Photographers balconies. The top floor of the residence includes mezrailings and handrails : zanines with individual access to the rooftop terrace. laminates : Abet, Inc., The building’s mass was pulled in at the commercial Wilsonart; siding : James Hardie; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; levels to account for its primary orientation to the east. interior doors and hardware : Alamo Building Specialties; glass : Bul- The solar shading created additional covered outdoor verde Glass, Inc.; acoustical treatments : Gyp-crete (Maxxon); paints : spaces where residents can enjoy the elevated patios ICI; decorative finishes : Dal Tile; lighting : Cooper Lighting; elevator : and basement garden areas. r e s o u r c e s architectural metal work : MBCI; CableRail (Feeney Architectural Products); Typical Residential floor plan 1 loft 2 interior corridor 7 / 8 2 0 0 8 Schindler Elevator Corp. M e g a n t e x a s B r a l e y a r c h i t e c t 69

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