Philmont Scout Ranch, Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

Cimarron, NM

Philmont Scout Ranch, Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

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.

Contractor: Flintco

Architect: Conron and Woods Architects

Location: Cimarron, NM