Structural engineering for a 100,000 square foot, two-story wildlife museum that supports wildlife art, exhibits, and educational facilities, including a state-of-the-art iWERKS theater.
The structure is supported on cast-in-place foundation walls- providing a basement that houses administrative offices and mechanical rooms and grade beams. The first and second floors, as well as the exterior walls, are constructed of pre-cast concrete. The theater, great hall auditorium, and lobby are all open to the roof structure, and, with exception to the theater which has a finished ceiling, have exposed roof structure. This exposed roof consists of wood glu-lam framing combined with unique hybrid trusses. The remaining roof level consists of pre-stressed double-tees and structural steel framing.