Architect: HOK (Yann Weymouth)
Categories: architectural, completed, museum, pre-construction, turnkey
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
RSI was selected for the structural concrete of the $30 million, 66,400-square-foot Salvador Dai Museum in St. Petersburg. The building features a one-way cast-in-place concrete slab and beam system for the base structural system. Internationally acclaimed architect Yann Weymouth, with HOK’s Tampa office, designed the museum. There were many challenges to be met with this structure: The building had to sustain hurricane winds, and it was built on a plot of land that was only 5 inches above sea level. The architect had specific ideas about eliminating surface lines in the structure. To accommodate these challenges, RSI worked very closely with the design team to ensure their vision.
Here is an article on the project at gostructual.com:
Protecting Dali’s Art »
“"...we were worried about using architectural concrete for the design of the new Dali Museum. RSI did an extraordinary job and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. We are all very proud of the way the museum turned out, thanks in large part to RSI"”- Yann Weymouth AIA Director of design Florida HOK