Risha Engineering performed complete structural engineering design and construction support services for this new five story 120,000 square foot structure with a subterranean basement parking level. The client's requirements included the selection of an economical and efficient structural system to conform to the elegant modern minimalist architecture.
The gravity load system consists of two way concrete slabs for the roof and floors with concrete support columns and minimal interior concrete bearing walls. The lateral load resisting system consists of a series of concrete shear walls within the buildings core which accommodate the open floor plan spaces and provide for the maximum usable tenant layout. The building envelope consists of large full height glass panels mixed with sporadically placed architecturally treated wall panels with minimally sized concrete columns. These elements combine to create the modern feel to the exterior elevations and maximize the views within the leasable spaces.
This project is pursuing LEED Gold Certification.