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Georgia’s Place Residence

Brooklyn, NY
Structural Design

A five-story, 26,000 square foot brick veneer residential building, Georgia’s Place welcomes residents who are homeless and in need of mental health services. This new construction, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, supports the 48 private units with an on-site mental health clinic, a communal dining room, dining terrace, basketball court and a common room. The building’s structural system is reinforced concrete block walls with a concrete plank floor system. The building is founded on concrete spread footings. Portions of the exterior walls and the walls around the elevators and stair wells provide the lateral stability for the building to resist wind and seismic loadings. Interior bearing walls allow for the placement of load bearing floor planks.