Alameda Health System Acute Rehabilitation

Palo Alto | California

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The new 70,000 square foot three-story mixed use building over two levels of subterranean parking is located in south Palo Alto, CA.  ZFA’s team of engineers met unique design challenges by implementing buckling-restrained braces in eccentric configurations enabling them to deliver optimal seismic performance and preserves the exterior views.  The building provides office space, a workout/lounge area, an amenity/break room including 4,500 square feet of residential land use.

The layout of steel columns was optimized to provide large flexible spans and consideration of the mat foundation and shallow water table.  The building includes roof-top gardens, has a target of LEED Platinum, and was designed via a collaborative design-assist process.

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