In Venice, Florida, Jacaranda Trace provides independent living and assisted living in a lively and carefree, but secure environment. This 8 story ,500,000 SF senior housing residence was designed using steel framing with plank flooring and steel bracing. Located in Florida, the building required special design for wind resistance. Wexler Associates was recommended by the AISC to provide a redesign for this project. The building was redesigned using modified staggered trusses. The steel weight was reduced from 15 psf to 9 psf thus the cost of construction was significantly reduced.