Degenkolb Engineers, along with prime consultant, Page & Turnbull, had the challenging task of maintaining the historic integrity of the exterior of a 110-year-old unreinforced masonry barracks building while completely transforming the interior. Provided the concrete and steel seismic retrofit, strengthened the floors, and designed bracing and anchorage of all of the exhibits within the museum. To increase space in the museum, the project team altered the building from C-shaped to rectangular-shaped and excavated some 30 feet to add a full sub-basement and auditorium underneath 60 percent of the building. Also strengthened an adjacent historic gymnasium into office and storage space.
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