AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. Courtesy Sara Showalter (http://www.sarashowalter.com)



Located at the edge of San Francisco Bay, AT&T Park is the 42,000-seat home of the San Francisco Giants. Home runs hit by Giants sluggers regularly splash into the bay just beyond the right field wall. Design challenges included resisting severe seismic forces on a site with liquefiable soils; coordinating foundations and retrofit of an 80-year-old bulkhead with local engineering sub-consultants;and using a fast-tracked design/construction schedule to meet the opening day deadline.

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Structure plays a more visible role in sports facilities than in almost any other building type. The distinctive visual identity of a stadium or arena is often expressed through the exposed structure: the soaring, seemingly weightless shape of a canopy or the different configurations of a retractable roof or movable exterior wall. The structural system must also support a first-class patron experience and deliver maximum efficiency and economy. Our structural engineers seek out creative structural design solutions that offer an optimal balance for the seemingly incompatible goals of economics, aesthetics and function.