the lark

Oakland, CA


4 above grade PARKING LEVELS

Light Gauge

the lark

Project Size: 400,000 square feet

Developer: Holland Partner Group, Oakland, California

Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz, San Francisco, California

Contractor: Holland Construction, Oakland, California

The Lark tower will be the latest addition of light gauge to the city of Oakland. This 16-story residential tower will include four levels of above grade parking, a lobby, ground floor retail, 320 residential units, and a rooftop terrace.

This 160-ft tower consists of 12 levels of light gauge bearing walls with concrete on metal deck floors over 4 levels of concrete podium. This unique combination created a cost-efficient structural system, accelerated the construction schedule and eliminated all concrete column conflicts in the residential units. The use of light gauge system in the residential levels reduced the overall weight of the tower and improved the lateral system and foundation compared to a traditional concrete frame.

Further, by using concrete-filled metal jumbo deck, floor spans exceeding eighteen feet were made possible and the need for sub-framing was eliminated. This resulted in reduced floor-to-floor height.



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