Universal Studio’s Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rock-It roller coaster is a themed attraction. The project entailed creating a new Load/Unload Facility with maintenance service bays, a concert amphitheatre, ride foundations, ride catwalks, four access stair towers (up to 130 feet tall), a 40-ft tall by 115-ft long soundstage screen wall, along with modifications to existing back lot show set façades.
Steel Joists Institute
– First Place, Unique Applications, 2009
Mexico Pavilion, EPCOT Center
Schweizer Associates, R.E. Dailey & Co.
The focal point of this 87,000-sf building is a 36-foot high pyramid entrance, designed to evoke memories of historic Mexican cultures. Inside, the building features a boat ride tour of Mexico and traditional marketplace along with shops and a restaurant. To accommodate the unique form and façade requirements, steel was selected for the structure and framing.
Odyssey Restaurant, EPCOT Center
This casual dining restaurant was built over an existing lake. Pipe piles driven about 150 feet deep into the lake support a two-way flat plate structure. The roof design features a steel frame.