San Jose, CA
Size: 75,600 sf
Market: Multifamily, Mixed-Use
Scope: Structural Engineering
Architect: Auralith Architecture, David Jaehning Architect
The Algarve Apartments is an eight-story affordable housing project located in San Jose, California. The project includes 77 units on eight levels, each level has an 8,400-square foot floorplate. Common areas and storage are located on the ground level. The structural system consists of a post-tensioned concrete flat plate floor system, supported on concrete columns. The foundation consists concrete pile caps supported on driven precast concrete piles. The building foundations are within the zone of influence of the future BART tunnels. Lateral loads are resisted by concrete shear walls in each direction.