First and Gish Apartments
5 - 5
The Gish Road Apartments is a 63,000 sf, 5 story structure providing 35 affordable housing units in San Jose, California.
The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification, the Architect was awarded the AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Award, and the United States Green Building Council Annual Affordable Housing Award.
Architect: The Office of Jerome King, AIA
Developer: First Community Housing
Structural features of the building include 3 levels of timber and steel framing, 2 levels of post-tensioned concrete for below grade parking and commercial/retail use, and above, and a mat slab foundation. Additionally, the geotechnical data suggested the whole site was to be remediated with pressure grouting to limit liquefaction settlement. By using structural characteristics of the superstructure to span localized failures of the subgrade, remediation efforts were greatly reduced at no additional cost to the owner.
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