Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, received the National Council of Structural Engineers Association’s (NCSEA) 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for The Wild Beast Music Pavilion at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). The awards presentation ceremony will be held October 2, 2010 at the NCSEA’s Sixteenth Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, in Jersey City, NJ.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services for this unique music pavilion on the CalArts campus in Valencia, California. The free-standing, single-story, 3,200 square-foot building serves as a home for the indoor-outdoor rehearsal and performance space for the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, with a rolling wall that allows the structure to transform from an acoustically refined recital hall accommodating 140, to an outdoor performance space for an audience of up to 1,000. The architect for the project is Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates.
“It’s an honor for Thornton Tomasetti to be recognized by the NCSE for creative achievement and innovation in structural engineering for the Wild Beast Music Pavilion project,” said Bruce Gibbons, senior principal, P.E., S.E., LEED AP.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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