Jack Kerouac Lofts

Client
Urban Neighborhoods
Scale
60 Residences
Location
Denver, Colorado
Year Complete
2005

About

 

Urban infill loft development in Denver’s Central Platte Valley with 60 units that range in size from 699 to 1,350 SF. The project name is a tribute to Jack Kerouac, the eccentric beat generation author of “On The Road,” a novel of travels and encounters through the continental US, published in 1951.

 

Design

The design incorporates the free spirit and Bohemian lifestyle of Jack Kerouac. To capture the sense of freedom and discovery, the units were designed with high ceilings, some soaring 26 feet high, and equally tall windows with panoramic views.

The impact of the nearby train traffic was measured and studied, not only for quiet acoustics but also to minimize the vibrations. In that sense, the construction is unconventional.

Press

Kerouac Lofts attract eclectic mix
Denver Business Journal | December 2006

Awards

2005 AIA Merit Award
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado Chapter

2005 AIA People’s Choice Award
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado Chapter

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