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Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a world-class, multipurpose cultural venue that accommodates a diverse range of events.

LUBBOCK, TX

The venue includes a 2,300-seat main theatre, a 425-seat studio theatre, a 6,000 ft² multipurpose room, and a bistro café.

The facility is acoustically flexible to accommodate ballet, opera, and other musical performances, as well as educational activities, banquets, and community events.

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Since its completion, the Buddy Holly Hall has won a number of impressive awards.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Garfield Project Management

ARCHITECT

Diamond Schmitt Architects

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

19,881 m² (214,000 ft²)

BUDGET

$118 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

NEW YORK

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Deliver a world-class cultural venue to meet the high expectations of the owner, cultural groups, and donors while respecting a limited budget.

Solution One

Early in the design phase, our team undertook multiple parametric modelling studies that explored, tested, and optimized many aspects of the structural design to rapidly explore options and find optimal, cost-effective solutions. This included comparing conventional two-sided formwork foundation walls against tilt up wall construction, structural resistance to lateral earth pressures, as well as concerns about water retention to protect the substructure program.

Other examples included parametrically modelling solutions for a feature stair in the front of house lobby and selecting alternate materials for the stage house by comparing various structural steel schemes to a cast-in-place concrete scheme.

GALLERY

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