Evergreen Avenue Continuing Care Community

Full engineering services were provided for three types of facilities for this continuing care residential community. The project consisted of a single-level, 38,900-square-foot assisted living facility; a three-story, 121,300-square-foot continuing care facility; and three single-level, 1,270-square-foot independent living duplexes.

Wood was used as the primary building material for all three structures with light, wood-framed shear walls to resist the lateral load. With a two-story center community atrium area, this continuing care facility is an H-shaped structure that required a two-story ordinary moment-resisting frame to resist lateral loads. The facility was designed as seven independent structures connected together with conservatories using seismic isolation joints.