Provided structural engineering for the new two-story approximate 66,000 square foot Ames Center housing a 1,000 seat proscenium stage theater and a smaller 150 seat Black Box theater.
Location: Burnsville, MN
Client: Ankeny Kell Architects, PA
Square Feet: 62,000
Construction Materials: Masonry, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Structural Steel, Precast Concrete, Composite Metal Deck
The main entry structure features a curved two-story glass facade. The main theatre structure includes a large cantilevered balcony slab, a full grid iron for the stage rigging, and an orchestra pit. Additional building space included rehearsal rooms, meeting rooms, an art gallery, and multi-purpose space to host banquets and meetings.