MIT Theater Almost Complete

We were the engineers of record for this adaptive reuse of an existing factory building to the new campus theater (Eng: Structures Workshop, Arch: DesignLab).  We added an additional level and roof as well as transfered various existing columns over large performance spaces, with new pile caps/foundations.IMG_5410

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Some Random Current Projects

New house in CT

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Glass rails and steel plate stair stringers (United Steel) completed…

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A 5 Story House in Harlem NYC (Steel Moment Frames) CD completed (Aardvarch)…

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Pics of 4 Story Hanging Wood Sculpture (Ash) at UMass Lowell we visited recently and designed last year (Perkins+Will)…imag0496

Steel reinforcing of Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket is complete (EWA / Turgeun)….

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Walnut Hill is 99% Complete!

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We were engineer of record for this dance studio project at the Walnut Hill School (Arch: DesignLab).   The building featured two large column free spaces (one a theater, the other a dance studio) with hyperbolic paraboloid roof structures made from steel queen post trusses. Steel provide by Diamond Iron and JK Scanlon the GC.

Hitchcock Center’s “Living Building”

Structures Workshop was engineer of record for the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, MA.  This project is one of a handful in the country that is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge. The project (DesignLab Architects) is aiming to be net zero energy, water independent, using all non-toxic materials  – all locally sourced wood construction – black spruce gluelam beams (NordicLam), spruce decking, local northern cedar frames, local eastern white pine, etc.  This is one of just a few LBC projects on the East Coast.

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