Museum Residences Jirsa hedrick & associates, inc
Overlooking the Denver Art Museum, the Museum Residences
offer a gallery-inspired setting. Like the adjacent art museum,
the building is a work of art of its own. Built at a cost of $24
million, it is wrapped around t wo sides by an existing 980-car
public parking garage. The building is comprised of six
residential floors, leaving 16,000 square feet of space on
the ground floor for retail.
Spire Jirsa hedrick & associates, inc
The design geometry of the Museum Residences was extremely complex and the firm relied on 3D modeling to work out
dimensions and clearances. Bentley’s BIM solutions allowed
Jirsa hedrick to work effectively with a dynamic design team
that required integration with all design disciplines and
entailed changes and revisions, which continued throughout
the preparation of construction documents and required an
agile approach to structural design.
The Spire is a 41-story condominium building located directly
across from the Colorado Convention Center in downtown
Denver, Colorado. The ground floor features retail space and
the next seven levels above are parking for residents and
visitors. Level nine and 10 have common amenities for residents
that include an outdoor pool and sundeck, fitness center, and
Bentley’s RAM solutions were instrumental in providing an
integrated approach from feasibility studies to construction
documents. Jirsa hedrick was able to quickly react to
structural requirements associated with alternative schemes.
The visualizations allowed the designer to quickly review
complex models and to correct modeling errors. Savings
due to optimization are estimated to be $2.5 to $3 million
in the slab and lateral systems.