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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





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





Complex near downtown San Antonio. The complex is an

Properties, LP

d e s i g n t e a m Davis


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 :


CableRail (Feeney Architectural Products);

Typical Residential floor plan 1 loft 2 interior corridor

7 / 8

2 0 0 8

Schindler Elevator Corp.

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