STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, INC.

Recipient of
Award of Merit
in the
SEAOC 2010 Excellence In
Structural Engineering Awards

for
Sobrato Center
for Humanities and the Arts

Bellarmine College Preparatory


St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Location:
San Jose, CA

Client:
Steinberg Architects

Category:
Institutional

This 16,500 sq. ft. facility houses a sanctuary and large multi-purpose room. Both sections of the building were required to be high-ceiling, column-free spaces, requiring unique framing systems of steel and wood. The sanctuary, surrounded by glass, utilized two sets of arched steel bents aligned with diagonal braced frames in each direction, combining the resistance to lateral and vertical loads. The larger multi-use area utilized steel, high-peaked hip beams with compression and tension rings, combined with wood perimeter shear walls for stability. Completed in 1998.

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1505 Meridian Ave., Suite B, San Jose, CA 95125Phone (408) 978-1970Fax (408) 267-7919