8 Orchids Condominiums
This project was complicated by the need to maintain the configuration of the existing freeway off-ramp and surrounding streets, which required us to shore the entire multi-level subterranean basement perimeter before construction of the 11-story, 157-unit condominium building could begin. The structure is a patented structural steel Conex tower laid over a three-story, post-tensioned, concrete podium. Common areas included a 20-foot high entry lobby, lounge / community room, courtyards and rooftop garden. Street level retail areas complete this innovative building located in downtown Oakland's historic Chinatown.