The 951 Apartments
Owner: 916 Park Apartments, LLC
Architect: Glenn Levie Architects, Los Angeles, CA
General Contractor: Steed Construction, Eagle, ID
Structural Engineer: AHJ Engineers, Boise, ID
Polycarbonate: AmeriLux International, De Pere, WI
Located in beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho, The 951 project was developed to serve and fulfill the residential needs of the urban lifestyle. The building features sixty-eight contemporary apartments, including seven two-story, live/work units at street level. In addition, the building has five units dedicated to just retail space.
After nearly two years of preconstruction services and twelve months of construction, The 951 opened in January of 2015, bringing together a sophisticated and modern approach to urban living.
The 951 apartment units feature many great amenities including private balconies. LEXAN� 16mm polycarbonate panels were used for the balcony railings and the overhead canopies. A combination of Clear and Softlite panels created a pleasing visual contrast with the buildings color palette.
Polycarbonate was chosen for this project because the material is durable, long-lasting, and economically priced. Choosing Softlite panels for the top floor canopies will aid in concealing dust and debris, diffuse the direct sunlight, and help reduce heat gain, improving user comfort. The lightweight panels are also easy to install and look great as a finished product.
“Installation of the panels was efficient and effective,” said Brandon Turpin, Project Engineer with Steed Construction. “AmeriLux was great to work with and serviced all of our needs. When we realized three-quarters of the way through installation that we required additional panels, AmeriLux responded quickly. Additional panels arrived within days to complete the project.”
Polycarbonate panels are a great alternative to traditional glazing materials, providing the same light, airy feel to balconies, canopies, staircases, and covered walkways. Consider using polycarbonate in your next project!
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Photos Courtesy of Steed Construction