Most of the office buildings in Calgary have large floorplates, but I suppose if they were treated as a loft, you could have one maybe, two bedrooms along the outer edge so as to provide windows. Some of the typical buildings in Calgary would be 10,000-25,000 sq ft floorplates. You might be looking at 6 - 10 units per floor, which could make for some huge units.
Originally Posted by mhays
The distance from the public core (elevators, hallways) to the outer facade is a huge variable. Modern office buildings tend to be thick, with large floorplates. Most residential rooms want windows -- living rooms want them, enclosed bedrooms need them by code, etc. If your depths are 50', that's difficult. Depths of 30' will pencil much better for residential use, while also being less desirable from an office perspective.