Specialty-Steel

Superstructure

Project:
CBU-The Rosa Deal School of Arts

This three story, 40,000 sq ft, steel frame classroom building opened in 2017.

 

The lateral force resisting system consists of Buckling Restrained Braced Frames, which are extremely efficient, and allowed us to limit their number to 5 total in the entire building.

Steel connections in the two stairwells are exposed, and we worked with the architect to design them to aesthetically enhance the spaces.

Structural steel, cold-formed steel, and steel bar-joists were used where appropriate to enhance the design and maximize economy.

A complex system of brick ledges allows the interweaving of curtain wall and brick veneer to create a facade that blends traditional and modern elements.

Concrete & Steel

Concrete & Steel

This building uses a composite steel structural system favored for its capacity to provide large open spans providing flexible use to institutions and corporations. This design integrates concrete floor decks with steel framing so the two materials work together (steel resisting tensile forces and concrete resisting compressive forces) to create highly efficient and tough superstructures.

Efficient & Tough

Efficient & Tough

The two components of the superstructure consists of a steel frame made of standard hot rolled sections.  The steel beams and steel floor decks behave as composites due to the connection design to the poured concrete slabs. 

BRB Seismic Design

BRB Seismic Design

The Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB) are a new type of high-performance yet economical lateral bracing element that improves seismic performance in large earthquakes.

Built to Last

Built to Last

CFS Steel studwalls frame out the exterior walls and support the brick veneer and brace it for wind and seismic loads. For more on CFS structures and framing {click here!}

Finished Accents

Finished Accents

The southeast corner of the building contains an glass curtain wall enclosed atrium housing a monumental staircase. Here the steel beams and columns are left exposed to view to complement the architectural rhythms. The beam to column connections were specially detailed and specified using Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) for a clean and tightly finished appearance.  

Facade Design

Facade Design

A network of cantilevered brick ledges allows for the interweaving of a mosaic of glass curtain wall and brick veneer surfaces to create a facade that blends traditional and modern elements.

Exterior Gleam

Exterior Gleam

An outside view at mosaic glass curtain wall and brick veneer a look that blends traditional and modern elements.

Flexible Utility

Flexible Utility

Completed interiors include collaborative areas, niches, alcoves, and soft seating with USB/charging.

Energizing Design

Energizing Design

The acoustical design and communal spaces for students include lounge with vending area honor’s lounge with kitchenette.

Architect: ANF

Architect: ANF

ANF created a design that enlivens and expedites the work of the University’s entire School of Arts with the new building.