Sharon, MA

Sharon Hills Continuing Care Retirement Community


The planned continuing care retirement community in Sharon, MA featured approximately 600 independent living apartments in six residential buildings. The complex also included a club house, visitor and sales center, underground utility plant, subterranean parking for 900 cars, ancillary buildings, and erected bridge connectors. SGH provided structural engineering services for the project, which was not completed due to lack of support and approvals from the town.

As the structural engineer for the project, SGH’s work included:

  • Performing structural system studies to maximize bay spacing, minimize structural system tonnage, and limit the requirement for load transfers between the steel building and cast-in-place concrete garage below
  • Collaborating between our regional Washington, DC and Boston, MA offices with the architect’s offices in the same cities
  • Using Revit Structure to prepare the structural design documents
  • Consultating on retaining wall and stepped foundations to accommodate the construction of the complex into the side of a hill

Project Summary

New Construction
Health Care & Life Sciences
Burt Hill, a Stantec Company
Specialized Capabilities
Building Design

Key team members

James Parker
James Parker
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Structural Engineering Division Head, Chicago