The Lofts on Broadway Design

The Lofts of Columbia

The five story building design incorporates a pressurized stairwell life-critical system to keep emergency exits smoke free in case of fire.


Horner & Shifrin was responsible for foundation and structural design of this five story building, with retail space on the ground floor and loft-style apartments on the levels above. The building uses a composite steel frame for the commercial area, with traditional wood frame for the apartment building on top of the podium. Snow loads on the neighboring buildings were assessed to prevent roof collapse due to drifting, a potential issue imposed by the height of the new building.


Project Scope



Site Size

5 stories


Columbia, Missouri

Year Completed


Innovation. Agility.
Reliability. Horner & Shifrin.