The structural engineering demands of cultural facilities and art installations are often challenging and complex. The engineering solutions for each project, like the art or artifacts themselves, are by definition unique.
The projects are rarely “green field” but instead are usually built in the midst of dense occupied urban environments, atop existing active infrastructure or within sensitive natural gardens and landscapes. Like many other institutional projects, these projects require that the engineers and designers take the “100 year life” long view, and design for high performance accordingly.
Our structural engineering approach anticipates the demands of millions of potential users and visitors throughout the work’s lifespan and often the demands of many years of exposure to the elements so as to remain as assets to society far into the future.