Santa Fe, NM
The addition to the Rivera Family Mortuary included the construction of a new main chapel, secondary chapel/gathering space, garage addition, and restroom facilities. Both steel and wood construction were utilized. The main chapel consisted of a steel beam and column internal frame supporting a bar joist roof structure. The cylindrical shape of the chapel required a creative approach to the structural design. Concentric diagonal braces comprise the lateral force resisting system.
Contractor: Insight Construction
Architect: Archaeo Architects
The new 20,500 square foot building was constructed with the use of steel light gauge framed walls, open-web steel trusses, and structural steel. The construction timeline, weather conditions, and remoteness required the use of pre-assembled modular wall segments. In addition, LTSE provided rapid review for concrete ready-mix delivery testing results; due to the truck travel time. Large footprint exhibit areas required the use of large-span open-web steel trusses. Moment frames were utilized as the lateral resisting system at the main entry to accommodate glazing and elevated framing level. The remaining portions of building were laterally braced with the use of wood shear panels. The main entry utilized curved HSS (hollow structural section) steel members and free-standing framed walls.
Architect: Conron and Woods Architects
The addition and renovation of the existing facility included removal of existing load bearing CMU walls, header installation, and retrofit of the existing foundation to accommodate the new loading of the addition. The community room roof framing consisted of a butterfly roof type structure. A sloping valley wide flange beam supporting sloping open-web steel trusses allowed the roof to drain to a cistern storage system. Cantilever framing around the perimeter of the building was provided. The site retaining walls and concrete stair/ADA ramp installed adjacent to the existing structure required the design/detailing of temporary shoring structures for the existing buildings.
Architect: R2 Architectural Design & Consulting
Santa Fe, NM
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