The development team of North American Properties and NorthPointe Group engaged John Senhauser Architects in late 2012 to design a seven floor, LEED certified apartment building in downtown Cincinnati. The design for the 111 unit building responds to the restraints dictated by the existing eight story parking garage that comprises the building’s foundation. Maximizing the footprint, the units “live large” by utilizing vast amounts of glass and volume to make them feel open and spacious.

We have taken a modern approach to the design by using form to enliven the building’s exterior. Rather than a flush façade of punched windows, we created bay rooms that extend out, allowing you to fully experience the views and, therefore, the city. The bay’s vertical massing produces a crenellated facade providing a domestic level of articulation. The pattern repeats itself across the façade until it culminates at the building’s northeast corner with a set of overlapping bays and balconies. The building floor plans offer a diverse mix of unit types including: studios, one bedrooms, one bedroom dens, standard two bedrooms, and two bedroom penthouses. The units will range in size from 630 sf to 1700 sf and will become available in early 2015.