Steele Creek

Denver, CO

12-story

Steele Creek

Project Size: 435,000 square feet

Architect: Housing Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina

Structural Engineer: Cary Kopczynski & Company, Bellevue, Washington

Contractor: Haselden Construction, Centennial, Colorado

Located in the vibrant Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, Steele Creek is a 12-story luxury apartment complex with 218 upscale residential units, street-level retail, and a combination of subterranean and above grade parking. Featuring stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, the amenities include a resort style rooftop deck with an exquisite swimming pool, cabanas and hot tub. Steele Creek is the first high-rise rental in Denver to be operated like a 5-star hotel with 24 hour concierge and security.

In this locale, structures of this type typically require shear wall cores to resist seismic and wind forces. However, shear walls concentrate lateral overturning forces at the base, which increases foundation requirements.

CKC responded with a unique lateral force resisting system that utilizes the entire building frame. The slab-column frame eliminated the need for shear walls and distributed the overturning forces throughout the foundation. This created significant cost savings in the foundation and structural frame, and accelerated the construction schedule.

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