AvalonBay Communities Dublin Station - Phase II
Functional Beauty: designing a residential development at the footsteps of the BART Transit Station
DCI Engineers provided the structural engineering design of this 505 unit apartment located in Dublin, California. As a part the AvalonBay Communities Dublin Station Site, Phase 2 is approximately 328,000-sf and contains a parking garage of approximately 133,000-sf. The project has a central courtyard with a parking garage that meets up with residential space on three sides. This project includes a mix of one, two, and three bedroom units. Dublin Station Phase II is located in the Dublin Transit center and is adjacent to the Dublin BART Transit Station. Amenities include a courtyard and pool as well as a fitness center on the first floor of the building.
- DCI's innovative parking scheme led to the removal of half a floor of parking.
- The parking garage will serve approximately 371 cars.
- Exterior shear walls are used for the lateral system and as a fire separation to the adjacent apartment units.
- The shear walls were also integrated into the street facade to replace costly stucco backup systems and act as vehicle barriers.