Originally designed as a mixed-use retail and office building, this 14-story concrete structure was built in the 1920s and was the first high-rise in the state capital. The building is also a State Registered Historic Place. In 2008, it opened as Sacramento’s first Joie de Vivre boutique hotel. Reinforced-concrete moment frames and structural walls at the lower two floors make up the lateral-load-resisting system of this building. Our design included adding fluid viscous dampers to floors five through eight to mitigate this deficiency. Steel braces were also added at the first floor to provide lateral and torsional stiffness and to mitigate the effect of full-length reinforced-concrete walls on the two back faces of the building.
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
2008 People's Choice Award, ACRE Developer Showcase