Project Name: Japantown Assisted Living Facility
Program: 113 studio and 1 bedroom apartments, with communal dining and no private kitchens. Common outdoor space, recreation, and exercise facilities.
Description: Developed pro-bono for a local grassroots organization, this concept plan was intended to help the community articulate its desires for an assisted living facility for seniors in San Jose’s historic Japantown. Ground floor public space enlivens the sidewalk and screens the parking behind. The parking is treated like an at-grade podium with a common courtyard above. The building materials and massing play off the neighboring historic brick fish market and reference traditional Japanese architecture.
Project Location: San Jose, California
Client Name: CASL Group
Construction Cost: $8,500,000
Project Team: Owner’s Representative: Carl Hirano
Architect: Studio S Squared Architecture; Eugene H. Sakai, AIA, Principal
Studio S has done work for J-town, notably the Akiyama center and a number of single-family homes in JTown.