1221 BROADWAY SAN AN T O N I O , T EXAS
â€œ Taking a project that had really failed, never been
completed and finding an opportunities to make it a really vital, exciting urban place. We liked the diversity in the way that these circulation spines were exposed so you saw the activity and life of the building.
Jennifer Yoos AIA San Antonio Design Awards, Juror
1221 BROADWAY SA N A NTO N I O , T E XA S For years, a vacant and heavily vandalized building shell occupied a high-profile site at the convergence of Interstates 35 and 37. To achieve the transformation of this urban living compound, the adaptive-reuse construction of 1221 Broadway took shape in two phases: phase one to renovate the existing 300 apartments and five courtyards, and phase two to renovate retail and office space in the Broadway building. In addition, the five-story parking garage was finished out and roofed, and retail and restaurant space on the street were restored. The connection to the five courtyards and to the outdoors creates both a unique oasis and urbane street presence. client AREA Real Estate project size 331,250 sq. ft. apartments; 79,250 sq. ft. office & retail; 186,000 sq. ft. garage program mix: 55% residential; 14% office; 31% parking construction cost $21.75 million apartments $95 /sq.ft.; office/$120 sq.ft. design & delivery process budget established / s.d; contractor on board phase I: design: 8 months, construction: 14 months phase II: design: 5 months, construction: 8 months project completion 2014 in association with OCO architects
Pearl Brewery Development
Located on the edge of downtown along the San Antonio River, with an underserved residential and commercial district to the north, 1221 Broadway is uniquely positioned to reconnect these disparate parts of the city and bring residential life to the downtown area. Along with the complete makeover of an abandoned superstructure, a B-Cycle station, River Walk access, and a frequent taco truck further enhance this project as a vibrant urban living area.
The neglected property was eventually auctioned on the courthouse steps, and the new owners saw the potential for these three city blocks between the urban corridor of Broadway Street and the San Antonio River to become a revitalized hub for River North. The challenge for the design team was to creatively adapt the existing superstructure into the new ownerâ€™s vision and program. The western block of the project connects to the San Antonio River; the eastern block, with frontage off the main urban corridor of Broadway Street, will contain retail and office space on the first floor and housing on levels two through four.
To achieve the transformation of this urban living compound, the adaptive-reuse construction of 1221 Broadway took shape in two phases: phase one to renovate the existing 300 apartments and five courtyards, and phase two to renovate retail and office space in the Broadway building on the eastern block. Phase one involved re-skinning the existing building and making windows larger to allow more natural daylight in the apartments. The floor plans of twenty-eight different unit types—including studios, onebedroom lofts, and two-bedroom lofts— were completely changed from the previous owner’s designs. In addition, the five-story parking garage was finished out and roofed, and retail and restaurant space on the street were restored to help revitalize Broadway as a new pedestrian corridor.
The connection to the five courtyards and to the outdoors creates both a unique oasis and urbane street presence. These courtyards link urban living with nature, and provide outdoor activity and gathering spaces. All circulation is outdoors on single-loaded cantilevered walkways linked by bridges over Avenue B and alleys to the garage.
AWARDS 2014 AIA Housing Award, Multi-family 2013 Residential Architect, Grand Award 2013 Texas Society of Architects/AIA Design Award 2013 ULI Global Award for Excellence Finalist 2012 Builderâ€™s Choice 2012 AIA San Antonio Design Citation Award
Lake|Flato Architects 311 Third Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 210.227.3335 www.lakeflato.com Robert Hoang Business Development Director email@example.com