- Forell/Elsesser provided structural and civil engineering services for the 54,000 s.f. new construction and replacement of this residential facility, built in the 1923, providing assisted living to 430 elderly persons. The replacement of one wing of the original brick building now houses a new kitchen to prepare 1,300 meals per day, a new geriatric medical clinic, new offices, research laboratories and a small synagogue. The rehabilitation of the existing facility also accommodates an adult day health center and a health club. The new building is a 2-story building above a full basement. The structural system includes concrete moment frames and shear walls with 2-way concrete slabs.
When challenged by modernizing the campus of a 140+ year old skilled nursing facility, Forell/Elsesser worked closely with the owner, architects, and contractor to build a new state-of-the-art kitchen, clinics and synagogue to serve the 430-bed facility. The multi-faceted program was effectively shoe-horned into a constrained site, and carefully coordinated construction phasing allowed the facility to continue operations without disruption. Customized Solution
- Architect: Herman Coliver Locus, General Contractor: Turner Construction
- Owner: Jewish Home of San Francisco
- Entire project approved by OSHPD
- Cut and cover concrete pedestrian and utility tunnel connecting the new building with the existing nursing wings.