Topfer Theatre at Zach: Recipient of the Austin Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Community Impact Award

Topfer Theatre at Zach: Recipient of the Austin Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Community Impact Award

Structures is proud to have been part of the Topfer Theatre at Zach design team along with Andersson-Wise Architects and JE Dunn Construction.

The project exemplifies Structures’ key value of proactive collaboration. We worked closely with the design team and contractor to provide an economical design utilizing a multitude of material and system options while maintaining architectural elegance.

STRUCTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The entire auditorium portion of the building is situated under exposed steel custom trusses and exposed steel columns.
  • The approximately 70 foot tall fly tower is comprised of a poured-in-place concrete frame and cmu walls with a steel roof framing system.
  • A gridiron of structural steel beams were placed within the fly tower to support suspended props, hoisting requirements and various “behind the scenes” theater operations.
  • The use of driven piles in lieu of drilled piers, which would have required expensive casings due to proximity to Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. This provided considerable savings to the project.

 

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UPCOMING EVENT

Monday, May 13, 2013
6:00-10:00 PM

MISSION MATTERS: A Benefit for the Nonprofit USGBC Central Texas – Balcones Chapter at ZACH Theatre

Switch Documentary Screening, Green Building Tour and Reception

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