Somerby of Sandy Springs, located in the Perimeter area on the north side of Atlanta, Georgia, is a senior living facility that provides both independent living and assisted care options for its residents. The complex consists of three (3) buildings – an independent living building, an assisted living/memory care building, and a common building.
The Independent Living building is a 5-story structure that is Type IIIA wood-framed construction on a conventional concrete slab on grade foundation. A portion of the wood framing is supported on a post-tensioned concrete podium slab, underneath which back-of-house spaces are located. Portions of the Level 2 and Level 3 framing are composed of steel and engineered lumber, as needed to provided clear space for common areas at levels below.
The Assisted Living/Memory Care building is a 3-story structure that is Type IIA construction, consisting of concrete slab on metal decking supported by cold-formed metal framing (CFMF) stud walls. Portions of the Level 2 framing included structural steel beams for transfer conditions created by open spaces at the ground level. The building is supported on a conventional concrete slab on grade foundation.
The Common Building is a steel-framed building utilizing composite slab on metal deck for the elevated floors and cold-formed metal framing (CFMF) roof trusses. The lateral system for this building was a combination of steel moment frames and steel braced frames.