The project scope included the design of a new multi-purpose room, as well as structural renovations to the existing adjacent classroom building, allowing for new floor layouts and the repurposing of existing space.
The roof of the new multi-purpose room features exposed structural beams and truss assemblies. A series of interconnected steel tube trusses were designed, with a curved truss-girder section providing support for the radial portion of the roof and the corresponding glued laminated trusses. Computer modeling was required to analyze the three-dimensional behavior of the roof system, as well as to aid in the design of members capable of accommodating the unique load paths.
The utilization of multiple building materials allowed our design to satisfy all structural demands while maintaining the architectural integrity of the various spaces.