River Oaks

400,000 sf of elevated deck 1 level at grade & 1 level below grade parking Wood frame apartment structure, 438 units

This 438 apartment unit, five story wood frame building lies on a 9.5 acre lot. The unusual design of the building consists of a subterranean parking garage with slab on grade extending beyond the garage footprint, a mirrored elevated podium and wood frame structure above. Due to this design, footing supports must be constructed up to 8 feet below the slab on grade to alleviate weight on the subterranean wall. The Pacific Structures team has to carefully sequence construction so that weight is safely distributed throughout the entirety of the project to completion. Other challenges include smoothly coordinating countless trucks for the several concrete pours on the large job.

Architect
MVE & Partners
Client
Western National Contractors
Location
San Jose, CA