TSA Breaks Ground On The Salvation Army’s Rady Residence
San Diego, CA… TSA Construction, Inc. broke ground on construction of The Salvation Army’s Rady Residence located at their existing Door of Hope campus on Health Center Drive. In attendance were Ernest and Evelyn Rady who donated $50 million towards The Salvation Army’s homeless programs, making this project possible. San Diego City Councilmember (District 7), Scott Sherman was also in attendance.
The project consists of the demolition of four existing 1-story buildings and construction of a new 37,900-square-foot, 4-story building that will provide 32 residential units (1, 2, and 3 bedrooms) with a 1-story Housing Services wing. The Housing Services Wing will consist of an activity room, playroom, offices, and a laundry room.
The Door of Hope Campus is home to programs serving homeless families of San Diego. The Housing Services wing will help support residents of this building and the other residents of The Door of Hope Campus. One of the primary goals of the design has been to provide an environment that is respectful of the residents with the economy in mind. Amid a homelessness crisis, San Diego County has the fourth largest homeless population nationwide, according to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is represented by Bernard Porter Jr. as Rady Project Manager. M.W. Steele Group, Inc. is the architect of record with Mark Steele as Principle-in-Charge, Michael Paluso as Project Manager, and Trupti Amin as Designer. Other project team members include David Reed Landscape Architects, Nasland as civil engineer and KPFF as structural engineer. TSA’s representatives include Andrew Doyle as Senior Project Manager, Todd Oakley as Assistant Project Manager, Aaron Zieman as Senior Superintendent, and Chris Cherry as Superintendent.