Project Description


Commercial space extends the vibrant street frontage of retail shops along this busy urban thoroughfare.

Neumann/Smith designed a new, privately developed housing project, centrally located in the heart of the University of Michigan’s central campus.

The nine story high building, plus partial mezzanine creating two-story high penthouses on the top floor, features a dramatic glass lobby, and a 2-story ground level fitness center.  The architectural style combines traditional Campus Gothic typology with an edgy industrial loft aesthetic.

The project offers dramatic and flexible living spaces in a state-of-the-art high rise building.  Lofts range in size from 917 sf for a two-bedroom unit with one bathroom, to 2,034 sf for a six-bedroom unit with three bathrooms, spacious lofts areas and two-story great rooms.  The most common units offer 1,255 sf of area in a four-bedroom, two bath unit configuration.

A high level of controllability of lighting and thermal comfort ensures building user control to maximize comfort while not wasting energy.  Living spaces utilize operable windows for natural ventilation to minimize the consumption of energy and to provide fresh air.


President’s Award, Masonry Institute of Michigan
Pyramid Award, Best Project Team, Washtenaw Contractors Association