SGH collaborated with the design team and evaluated different structural options. We designed the structure for the exposed steel-framed building. The structure includes the following:
Cast-in-place shallow spread footings and foundation walls bearing in natural soils or on structural fill
Architecturally-exposed and polished first-floor, concrete slab on grade
Elevated slabs consisting of concrete on composite steel deck
Lateral-load-resisting system consisting of a combination of steel moment-resisting frames, steel concentrically-braced frames, and reinforced concrete masonry unit shear walls
Acoustically-isolated slab at third-floor recording studio
Cantilevered, cable-supported slabs around three-story atrium
Monumental, cable-hung, structural steel stair
We reviewed cost estimates and provided construction administration services throughout the project.
In addition to the work at the Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, we also performed a structural evaluation and designed a concrete masonry elevator shaft and support for additional mechanical equipment in Morey Hall.