Discovery Park Lodge, designed by GGL Architecture, consists of a 3-story wood framed apartment complex over a full basement parking garage.The main floor is “framed” with a post-tensioned concrete slab to allow for the parking garage below.The wood-framed structure above consisted of bearing walls, a wood-sheathed lateral system, an I-joist floor system and a combination of stick frame and pre-engineered wood trusses.The building will be used for low income elderly housing with options to buy or lease each unit.The building has kitchen facilities and is fully equipped for elderly services.
Architect: GGL Architecture
Eclipse Team: Nick Burnham
Keys to Success
Post-tensioned concrete floor over sub-grade parking garage
Foundation partially over an old pumice mine required specific foundation review
Balconies designed as independent exterior elements bolted onto the exterior to reduce wall penetrations