Auraria Lofts

This sleek, modern loft project included a five-story, above-grade student housing facility with 250 units and 450 beds. We planned: an interior courtyard, multiple common areas on each floor, laundry facilities, and internet cabling and office space for management of the facility.

We kept students’ safety needs in the forefront of our design planning. We designed a diesel generator to accommodate life safety egress lighting, as well as standby power for elevators. We also planned specialty safety lighting for the courtyard area and the perimeter of the building.

The mechanical system consisted of water source heat pumps, with boiler/cooling tower configuration. We coordinated electrical power to all the mechanical equipment and completed fire alarm design throughout the facility.