Architect: S.L.C.E. Architects
An 18,500 square foot ground-up structure, built for Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation. The building was a HUD section 8-11 project (PRAC). It consists of 19 apartments, community, administrative, arts & crafts, computer and Library rooms. It was constructed of concrete on metal deck floors, supported by steel beams which in turn were supported by a combination of steel columns and masonry bearing walls. While completing the mass excavation, we encountered a higher water table then originally reflected on the borings. The sponsor, design and construction team worked closely together to re-design the building’s foundation height and the complex site utilities.