el dorado
kansas city, mo.

The century-old warehouse building containing The Finn Lofts presented el dorado with both a challenge and an opportunity. Its 30,750-square-foot size was a boon, but the square-shaped floor plate didn’t lend itself to a standard multifamily layout. The question was, says principal Douglas W. Stockman, AIA, “How do you organize everything so each unit can engage with the exterior?”

He and his colleagues carved out the building’s center and added on vertically, bringing illumination down into the middle units via light monitors. Other units feature interior courtyards. “It’s done economically and urbanistically,” said a judge.

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product details

bathroom fittings: Delta, www.deltafaucet.com, ProFlo, www.proflo.com; bathroom fixtures: ProFlo, www.proflo.com, Whitehaus Collection, www.whitehauscollection.com; cooktop, dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator: Whirlpool, www.whirlpool.com; flooring (carpet): FLOR, www.flor.com; flooring (ceramic tile, stone, or concrete): Daltile, www.daltile.com; garbage disposer: InSinkErator, www.insinkerator.com; hardware: Cal-Royal, www.cal-royal.com; hvac equipment: Broan, www.broan.com, Goodman, www.goodmanmfg.com; insulation: CertainTeed, www.certainteed.com; kitchen fittings: Delta, www.deltafaucet.com; kitchen fixtures: ProFlo, www.proflo.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Sherwin-Williams, www.sherwin-williams.com; skylights: Polygal, www.polygal-northamerica.com; windows: YKK Architectural Products, www.ykkap.com