How do you ensure an exterior that zigs and zags will remain structurally sound?
How do you ensure an exterior that zigs and zags will remain structurally sound?

Parkview Terraces Senior Housing

With its distinctive saw-toothed exterior, this housing facility will serve low-income seniors, providing a building with energy efficiency and seismic safety in mind.

Customized Solution
  • Forell/Elsesser collaborated with Structus to create this 9-story, 101-unit apartment building with underground parking for 26 vehicles. The housing provides 57 studios and 44 one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors as well as community, retail, and dining space on the ground level.
  • The saw-toothed exterior of the building created structural variability which required careful detailing of the post-tensioned slabs to maintain gravity and seismic stability.
  • Site soil improvement was required to limit seismically induced settlement and secure the mat foundation.
 
CATEGORIES

Multi-Unit Residential


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Architects: Kwan Henmi Architects/Fougeron Architecture
  • Owners: San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, AF Evans, & Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Flat plate, post-tensioned concrete with shear walls and mat foundations
  • Used energy efficient and sustainable design methodologies throughout the project