Entertainment + Arts
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts v03.172
Virginia Beach, VA
We proposed pre-tensioned, helical pull-down piles to resist large, hydrostatic uplift forces at the orchestra pit. In addition, we provided special structural detailing to acoustically isolate the heavy masonry bearing walls of the theater and rehearsal hall from surrounding areas. The multi-tiered balcony seating and box seating with long cantilevers and strict limitations on depth of construction also presented special challenges.