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After over 60 years serving as a convent, the Sisters of St. Francis Mother House was repurposed as home to a new model of Cohousing: a residence designed for a multi-generational and economically diverse community of people who are committed to a cooperative way of life. A full interior architectural renovation by @studiopba brought the “convent to condo” vision to life. . . . Photos by Paul Brokering. #aiadesignawards #colorado #architectlife #architecturedesign #architecture #design #designawards #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #architectureporn #historyfacts #denver #aia #residentialarchitecture #customhomes #customehomedesign #homeofyourdreams #archrecord #archrecordmag #archdaiily #archinspirations #modernhomedesign
This past Saturday we celebrated the groundbreaking of Aria Cohousing, which is undertaking a full adaptive reuse of the convent building formerly occupied by the Sisters of St. Francis (ariacohousing.com). Aria is located in Chaffee Park between Federal Boulevard and 52nd Street. Two of PBA’s team members, Matt Baron and Lucas Quisenberry, attended with their families and enjoyed an afternoon of live bluegrass music, bouncy castles, balloon animals and gourmet food trucks.
The groundbreaking was hosted by local developer Urban Ventures (urbanventuresllc.com). Also attending were team members from Taylor-Kohrs, the general contractor, current and former council members Rafael Espinoza, Paula Sandoval and Rick Garcia, and Sister Patty of the Sisters of St. Francis. Many future residents of the Aria community were also there to celebrate.
This project is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2017. For more information on this project, check out our website here!