The Greenhouse is a contemporary mid-rise residential development in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood southeast of downtown Denver. This urban design has four 6-story buildings with below grade structured parking and is to be constructed in 4 phases. The first phase includes fifty-nine dwelling units and seventy-seven underground parking spaces.

Named after the flower greenhouses that formerly occupied the site, this redevelopment used ecological building standards and a resource conservation ethic in material and system selection. With this in mind we created light-filled spaces using a post-tensioned concrete frame with stucco, glass and painted steel exterior finishes.

Greenhouse units have open design plans. They feature high ceilings, and vary from 760 - 1,800 SF for studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom configurations. Greenhouse has a dynamic building footprint shape with numerous exterior balconies and terraces that provide views, natural light and ventilation for each unit. The floor plans fill an under-served need for unique, smaller-scaled, affordable housing in Cherry Creek.

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Alameda & Harrison St.
Denver, Colorado

Alan E. Brown, AIA, Collaborating Architect

60 Residential Units
Underground Parking
New Construction-2002
104,000 SF
Cost: $10.3 million