Jewish Home of San Francisco, Frank Residences, and Byer Square

Forell | Elsesser Engineers provided structural engineering services for the renovation and expansion of the Jewish Home of San Francisco campus. This 9-acre campus includes the new construction of a 190-unit senior housing facility and a seismic retrofit of a 72-unit skilled nursing facility.

Customized Solution

  • The new 265,000 sq. ft. senior housing facility includes various amenities such as community gathering space, auditoriums, fitness areas including a pool, art and library spaces, three large parks, administrative offices, car and bicycle parking, and ground-level retail space.
  • This new construction consists of two post-tensioned concrete towers, ranging in height from six to eight stories, linked by a common concrete podium.
  • As part of the renovation work, F|E provided structural engineering services for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of the Goodman Building, a 117,000 sq. ft. 72-unit skilled nursing facility. Built in 1969, the building is a reinforced concrete frame with waffle slabs, concrete columns, and shear walls at the stair and elevator cores.
  • ASCE 41-06 was followed for the analysis and design of the selected voluntary seismic retrofit scheme. Non-linear analysis using site-specific ground motions was performed. The building houses patient rooms for a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and is under the jurisdiction of OSHPD.