The Gabion Apartments
Multi Family Residential
Westside, Colorado Springs
2017 AIA 10 Awards: People’s Choice
The Gabion Apartments is a modern and sustainable, 20-unit apartment building located on a formerly undeveloped infill lot in the inner Westside of Colorado Springs. The first multi-family infill project in central Colorado Springs in over 40 years, this is the project that proved the market for the new development finally happening in the core of our city. The building is a 3-story, 20 unit, 27,000 s.f. apartment building with special attention given to the neighborhood, natural environment, and incredible views. The project was designed with sustainability in mind being Energy Star and Water Sense Certified, super-insulated, and is in close proximity to the amazing things Colorado Springs has to offer. The building is connected to the greater City through pedestrian paths, and biking and hiking trail systems. The xeriscaped site filters stormwater through a series of bioswales and integrates the namesake gabion walls through signage, retaining, and screen walls.
All 20 units were pre-leased months before construction was complete. The building has changed the western skyline of the City and was instrumental in proving the market demand for quality urban residential units in Colorado Springs.