Coordinated Design of Monumental Stairs

June 24, 2022
Coordinated Design of Monumental Stairs
Photo by Robert Benson

There are few standalone components in building construction that closely intertwine architecture and structure. Stairs present a great opportunity to explore geometric expression and display materials while functioning to connect spaces. Whether used as a connection between office floors or as an architectural feature, stairs offer challenging opportunities for design and construction, for the architect and engineer alike. This article explores the design considerations related to stair types, materials, serviceability, and design responsibility.


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