- Project Name
- Annex 71
- KTGY Architecture + Planning
- KTGY Architecture + Planning
- Project Types
- Project Scope
- New Construction
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- Project Status
- On the Boards/In Progress
- Room or Space
The Chicago office of KTGY Architecture + Planning today unveiled the design for Annex 71, a new 140-unit residential community developed by Indianapolis-based Annex Student Living®. Currently under construction, the development is located a quarter mile from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus on the 400 block of Marion Road, overlooking the Fox River.
“We took our design cues from the industrial context of the site,” said Craig Pryde, principal with KTGY’s Chicago office. “There was a corrugated metal and brick building there previously. That structure and the property’s location by the Fox River served as the starting point for our design. Despite these references to its past, there is no doubt this is a new building – its massing and fenestration make it completely contemporary.”
The Annex development team rezoned the site – formerly home to Lamico Inc., a manufacturer of wooden crutches – from industrial to residential in April 2017. The new residential use is in keeping with the evolution of the Fox River area, which has seen an influx of apartment development in recent years due to the riverfront location and proximity to the UWO campus.
“The contemporary building form is expressed with simple lines, patterned brick, extensive glazing and muted blues and grays, reflecting the adjacent waterway,” Pryde added.
“KTGY collaborated with us on our vision for a new purpose-built multifamily project that is connected to the neighborhood,” Annex Student Living® President and CEO Kyle Bach said. “The firm’s experience with design for multi-unit living brought ideas to this project that will help Annex 71 become a really great community environment.”
Residences at Annex 71, which will range from 500 to 1,300 square feet, comprise a total of 310 bedrooms. Floor plans include 60 one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom units and 45 four-bedroom suite-style apartments, with private baths in each bedroom. Planned to appeal to students and young professionals, each of the apartments will be fully furnished and include in-unit laundry.
Annex 71’s expansive suite of amenities, designed to encourage residents to connect and socialize, include a clubhouse with a kitchen for community functions and private gatherings, as well as a fitness room and study lounge. Plans also call for an outdoor patio that may be used as an event area. Indoor bicycle parking and storage space are also available.
About KTGY Architecture + Planning:
Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Visit www.ktgy.com.