Roanoke, VA

Lofts at West Station

Scope/Solutions

For this adaptive reuse project, the project team converted two 20th century warehouses into the The Lofts at West Station.  The Lofts at West Station is a mixed-use development that includes 71 loft-style apartments and a ground-floor restaurant.  The new property offers views to downtown and Mill Mountain, a light-filled atrium, exercise rooms, and a 35-seat movie theater.  SGH was the structural engineering of record for the project.

The existing two- and four-story structures comprise timber-framed floors and roofs supported on interior timber columns and exterior brick masonry walls.

As part of the adaptive reuse project, SGH assessed the condition of the wood-framed floors and roofs. We designed structural modifications and repairs as necessary to accommodate the change in use. Highlights of SGH’s structural design include the following:

  • Strengthening for wood girders to support intended floor loads
  • New infill framing at existing openings and new framing to replace existing deteriorated framing
  • New lintels in exterior walls to accommodate new window and door openings
  • Structural modifications and new framing for the atrium
  • Exterior hardscape features and canopies

Project Summary

completion-date

2012

Completion Date
construction-value

7.6M

Construction Value
award-winner

Award

Winner
Solutions
New Construction
Services
Structures
Markets
Residential | Mixed-Use
Client(s)
BAM Architects
Specialized Capabilities
Building Design

Key team members

Gary R.  Strand
Gary R. Strand
Structural Engineering Division Head, Washington, DC