Aeon Alliance Expansion
Minneapolis-based Cermak Rhoades Architects was given the task of designing the new 33,124 sq. ft. building that would be connected to the existing Alliance Apartments by an interior walkway. The project also involved moving a century-old brick home, dubbed The Mansion, to make room for the expansion. At its final resting place 80 feet from its original location, The Mansion was completely remodeled to create 10 additional units. Together, the three buildings provide safe housing and a sober living environment for the formerly homeless.
“We chose SIPs with our eye on the prize that we may want to do LEED certification,” said Prinds. “SIPs were a little more expensive than standard framing, but we chose them after evaluating their efficiency, cost, impact on building performance, and other factors.”