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DETAILER Aarbee Structures Pvt. Ltd.
LOCATION Coral Gables, Florida
GRAND PRIZE Commercial, Small Tonnage

University of Miami Knight Newman Recital Hall

A cantilevered performance hall at the edge of a lake created interesting geometrical challenges for Aarbee Structures Pvt. Ltd. Their work on this 160-ton architectural project won them the grand prize in Commercial, Small Tonnage category. A segmented curve with tilt-up panels along the sides of the building required numerous skewed end connections. With SDS2’s custom embed plate, they were able to achieve these connections without any manual work. 

Other cool features for the project include an exterior canopy around the segmented curve of the building with three different radius points and a hanging steel catwalk supported by the roof.