While these walls normally run the height of the building, some can be smaller if secured correctly. In our case the walls could be placed on the outer perimeter of the building to both satisfy the customer needs and improve the building structurally.
When the use of beams running all the way to the foundation is not possible, smaller shear walls can be supported by columns on a transfer beam. Our levels on our building can act as connecting slabs allowing this concept to work.
The best placement for the walls would be to symmetrically place them on the sides of the levels or attempt to use flanged walls to brace the corners of the levels (much harder)