Commercial & Mixed Use: SoNo Lofts - South Norwalk, CT
Project: SoNo Lofts
Location: South Norwalk, CT
SoNo Lofts is a four-story, 45,000 square foot mixed-use residential and retail urban infill project. Thirty-four condominium units were constructed along with a 42-space parking garage and 2,623 square feet of commercial space on the street level.
The building was constructed of steel with composite decking. The exterior is brick and stone veneer along with several kinds of metal sheathing including corrugated aluminum, galvanized aluminum and zinc panels. Oversized industrial-sash aluminum windows create dramatic interiors and brick striping, cast-iron building stars add a dramatic industrial effect. Individual HVAC units were vented to the roof to eliminate unsightly venting on the façade of the building. Industrial materials are used throughout the public space. White glass fiber-reinforced panels with exposed fasteners line the lobby walls and airport runway lights are some of the industrial-style light fixtures used. The stairwells feature laser-cut steel plate side enclosures and diamond plate steel treads. A fitness room is enclosed by a curved translucent polycarbonate wall.
This project was completed with little to no interruption in the surrounding area and was completed on time and within the project budget despite several challenges and obstacles.