Victory Lofts

156-Unit Adaptive Re-use | Johnson City, NY



275,000 SF

Completed 2023


IPD Engineering

VIP Architectural Associates

Paulus Development

LeChase Construction

The Victory Lofts project is the adaptive reuse of a 275,000 SF, five-story former shoe factory that had sat vacant for nearly 40 years in Johnson City, NY.  The design team worked within State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the owner’s parameters to create a contemporary living environment in a building rich with history. On the interior of the building, columns span the entire 704′ long building. 

Strategic design decisions, such as lowering ceilings in the foyer of each apartment to conceal mechanical systems, maximizes space in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, create efficiency, and make even the smaller apartments feel spacious. On the exterior, large envelope openings were replaced with operable windows in all living areas to resemble the original design of the factory.