David Baker Architects

Lakeside Senior Housing


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2014.04.09 the corner of 2nd Avenue and East 15th Street takes shape.

Corner of Second Avenue and East 15th Street. Image: DBA

On the site of the previous parking lot of the Rose of Sharon Senior Homes, this project brings 92 new affordable senior units to Oakland plus—in an embedded garage—sufficient parking for both senior housing developments. The new community will provide homes for seniors and seniors with special needs and will offer van transport services to the population. The site is just one block from—and boasts spectacular views of—the Lake Merritt waterfront, as well as within convenient walking range of parks, playgrounds, restaurants, and shops.

Aerial view with Lake Merritt.

2014.04.09 The west facing courtyard will capture afternoon sun. The windows in the "bridge" open from an informal social space.

Sketch study: How the courtyard meets the sidewalk.

COURTYARD

The west facing main courtyard opens to the street. Afternoon sun warms this sheltered common space. The private courtyards are visible to passersby, creating a balance between security and transparency and connecting the life of the building to the larger neighborhood.

Rendered courtyard view from East 15th Street.

A group shot on the roof deck. From left to right: Billy Forrest AIA, Cindy Heavens - SAHA, Devon - SAHA, Daniel Simons AIA, David Baker FAIA, Nadia Akel - Roberts Ohbayashi Construction

2014.09.24 Hardy trim random siding detail.

CONSTRUCTION

The building proceeds with occupancy scheduled for Fall of 2014.

The view of Lake Merritt from the roof deck is spectacular.

PLANS

The mid-size building mass is broken into two volumes that step down, creating a transition between the existing high-rises and low-scale residences. Particular care was taken with the profile of the building to protect the light and views enjoyed by the adjacent buildings. Additionally, bays and color blocks further break the mass into accessible volumes. At the upper level, a bridge spans the courtyard, connecting the two residential blocks.

The new building activates the street edge with three separate lobbies as well as stoop units that connect directly to the surrounding sidewalks. 

Throughout the building, breakout nooks provide places for seniors to gather outside of their units. Small furnished pockets with lake and city views afford a chance for rest, visiting, or passively engaging with the greater life of the building.

Final roof plan.

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Corner of Second Avenue and East 15th Street. Image: DBA

2014.04.09 the corner of 2nd Avenue and East 15th Street takes shape.

East 15th Street, looking east.

Rendered courtyard view from East 15th Street.

2014.04.09 The west facing courtyard will capture afternoon sun. The windows in the "bridge" open from an informal social space.

Neighborhood context: View from Merritt Bakery.

2014.04.09 view from down 2nd Avenue towards 16th Street.

Aerial view with Lake Merritt.

Entry sketch.

Courtyard sketch.

Sketch study: How the courtyard meets the sidewalk.

Stoops enliven the pedestrian edge along the Second Avenue frontage.

Sketch study of the stoops along Second Avenue.

WABI SABI: The vertical board form texture on the concrete base walls.

Final roof plan.

Early conceptual site plan before final lot addition.

Conceptual level 2 plan before final lot addition.

Lakeside Senior Housing under construction on the east edge of Lake Merritt. Image: Brian Haux

Lakeside Senior Housing, at bottom, under construction next to Rose of Sharon Senior Homes on Lake Merritt's eastern edge. Image: Brian Haux

A group shot on the roof deck. From left to right: Billy Forrest AIA, Cindy Heavens - SAHA, Devon - SAHA, Daniel Simons AIA, David Baker FAIA, Nadia Akel - Roberts Ohbayashi Construction

The view of Lake Merritt from the roof deck is spectacular.

2014.04.09 The view from the roof deck garden of Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland.

2014.09.24 Hardy Trim siding

2014.09.24 Hardy trim random siding detail.

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, Apartments, Green, Senior Housing

​Location

Oakland, California

Developer

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)

Landscape Architect

PGA Design

Contractor

Roberts-Obayashi Corporation

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project data
Lakeside Senior Housing 20911
115 East 15th Street
Oakland, California
Completed December 2014
number of units
1 bedroom 91
2 bedroom (manager) 1
total 92
density ratios
project sf 107,892
site sf 28,947
acres 0.66
total bedrooms 93
bedrooms/acre 138
units/acre 138
parking
total 59
spaces/unit .25
type garage
certification
LEED for Homes Registered Goal: Gold