St. Antoine Residential Development

Detroit, Michigan

The St. Antoine Residential Development is on a master-planned site sitting on the Brewster-Douglas Residential site and adjacent to the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center built in 1929. The Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center will undergo historic preservation and redevelopment as a restaurant, brewery and banquet facility with Barton Malow Company. Preliminary plans for the remainder of the site include the Saint Antoine Residential Development, two additional mid-rise residential developments, and a parking structure.

The Saint Antoine Residential Development will provide 124 architecturally significant units to residents along with numerous amenities. The first floor will provide 18,000 SF of convenient commercial and retail spaces as well as being within walking distance of Eastern Market. A 5,000 SF rooftop deck will provide seating, fire pits and social spaces for the residents and their guests with a clear view through the sports district to the downtown Detroit skyline. The design will seek to provide a focal point as a taller building on the east side of Midtown where growth and redevelopment are quickly expanding.

Our team’s research, development, and processes visualize this project utilizing a pure LIFTbuild approach through all aspects of coordination with our prefabrication, modularization and key design-assist subcontractors to maximize the schedule from groundbreaking through completion, beating any traditional schedule in construction. As the floors move up into place, 80% of the interiors will already be complete.

The building’s exterior reflects a modern international style and draws on influences from Lafayette Park in Detroit.  The exterior skin will be a series of modular components, manufactured offsite and delivered in 15’ span units, clipped and hung on the exterior of the structure. LIFTbuild is reinterpreting the traditional curtainwall structure to manufacture a system exclusive to the LIFTbuild structure where the exterior curtainwall system supports itself and attaches to the floorplates.

This project signifies the rebirth of an area that has been largely forgotten in Detroit, as well as the birth of new and innovative construction methodology representing vertical manufacturing in the heart of the Motor City.