Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Alexander House building owned by the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission is a 16-story residential apartment building with 3 levels of below grade parking originally built in 1992.
The renovation consisted of renovation of all 305 units, conversion of the ground level to retail, renovation of the lobby and amenity spaces, and replacement and upgrade of the MEP systems and elevators. This involved evaluation of the existing two-way, cast-in-place concrete flat plate floor system for a large number of new duct openings and pipe penetrations. It also included evaluation of the ground level slab for increased live loading associated with the new use. New canopies, handrails, and façade elements were also added to update the building’s look.
The project is part of a larger ongoing master plan for the block including a new 12 level residential tower over the new South County Recreational Center (EM Structural is Structural Engineer of Record), a future market rate residential tower on the north side of the site, and a shared courtyard area over underground parking.
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Number of Floors: 16
Post Tensioned Concrete