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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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Archello: Venue Tower Apartments

The Ghafari-designed Venue Tower Apartments – located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan – was recently profiled on Archello. The 11-story tower houses 94 apartment units, a club room, fitness center, and an outdoor deck, all on the same site as a new 30,000-seat concert venue, 20 Monroe Live.

The project contains a mix of micro studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment units. Our team provided a dynamic solution to the challenge of fitting apartment units and a concert hall into a tight urban site while preserving the adjacent "BOB" entertainment building, a Grand Rapids staple. Given the positioning of the apartments above a 3,000-seat concert hall, we provided extensive acoustical treatment. One of our solutions was to provide the apartment tower with a 35-foot tall lobby to help offset noise transfer.

Check out the full Archello post here.