Lawrence, Kansas

This 30,000 square foot building is a multi-use building housing loft apartments on the third and fourth floors, and offices for the City of Lawrence on the second floor. Owners planned for retail space on the western half of the first floor as well as finishes for a restaurant on the first floor. This four-story building is the second phase of the Downtown 2000 Redevelopment project in Lawrence, Kansas.  It followed on the heels of the parking garage located next door.


The building structure consists of spread footings with a structural steel frame. The exterior walls are framed with light gauge steel, and are faced with a combination of brick, stone, EIFS, and curtain-wall windows.


“There is no doubt in my mind that the involvement of you and your team was critical not only to the successful completion of this project in a manner that exceeded the City’s expectation, but that your involvement was essential to the start of the project. What you brought to the design-build team and then to the construction process helped make the parking facility be built in a “seamless” manner without any public controversy of any sort."


- Jeff Shmalberg, Vice President,
Berkley Plaza, Inc.