•SKYE 750 - KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA•
TSE is providing the structural engineering services for Skye 750, a 7-story, 330,000 square foot apartment building located in King of Prussia, PA.
The building layout is U-shaped to maximize the footprint of interior space and vehicle parking on the site. The North and South Wings of the building consist of 5-stories of wood-framed construction on a steel and concrete podium. The West Wing is built similarly with 5-stories of wood-framed construction on a 2-story steel and concrete podium. Additionally, the West Wing is built into a hillside utilizing braced ivany block retaining walls to support the finish grade differential.
TSE is working with 5 G Studio Collaborative of Dallas, TX, who are providing architectural design services.
Lecesse Development Corporation is the developer on the project, and Lecesse Construction is the general contractor.
•DISTRICT 15 - PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA•
TSE was a member of the design team led by DLA + Architects for the new District 15 Office Building located in Pittsburgh's Strip District. The building was developed by RDC Design + Build and partner Orangestar Properties as part of Buncher Company's Riverfront Landing development along the Allegheny River.
The recently completed building is a four-story, 103,000 square foot steel framed structure. A soil improvement system of impact piers was utilized to support the building's foundations. The building features 18 foot clear heights at the first floor, a large 4th floor balcony, a covered outdoor patio area and expansive windows providing views of the Strip District and the 16th Street Bridge.
Design is underway for Facebook's Oculus Group, who plans to occupy the entire building. TSE is pleased to be providing structural engineering services for the fit-out work in conjunction with Gensler. Building modifications for the tenant are anticipated to include the installation of a new 4-story feature stair, modifications to accommodate a future freight elevator and enhancement of the building loading dock.
Look for more exciting news from TSE on the District 15/Riverfront Landing development in the future.
•3 CROSSINGS DEVELOPMENT BUILDINGS D/E - PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA•
The current phase of Oxford Development's 3 Crossings Development is underway and includes the conversion of an existing warehouse building into two office buildings with a courtyard between them.
The warehouse consisted of three high bays, each 18,000 square feet. Two intermediate floors are being added within the structure of the outside bays to create two 3-story, 54,000 square foot office buildings. An open courtyard between the two office buildings is being created by removing the existing wall panels, X-bracing, and roof deck from the center bay, while leaving the primary roof truss framing in place and exposed. The completed project will have a total of 108,000 square feet of office space with an 18,000 square foot courtyard between them.
Existing Warehouse Undergoing Conversion
View from "Courtyard" showing additional floor framing for one of the office buildings
An alternate bracing system was designed and installed to allow the removal of the existing X-bracing throughout the structure to accommodate an architectural design that includes extensive use of windows and storefront glass in the office buildings. In addition, supplemental bridging and bracing was added to the existing roof trusses in the courtyard area to ensure their integrity after the roof deck is removed.
TSE is pleased to be a member of the design team led by Perkins Eastman.
Rycon Construction is the general contractor.
•WELCOME TO THE WORLD, ALEXANDER JAMES HANCOCK•
Congratulations are in order for the growing Hancock family. Dan and Lisa welcomed their son, Alexander James, on May 29th. Alex, along with his big sister, Samantha, who turns 2 in August, are sure to keep life busy and exciting for Dan and Lisa! Best wishes from all of us!
•WELCOME TO THE WORLD, MACKENZIE LEE WHITFIELD•
Laura Whitfield, our Administrative Assistant, and her husband Zach welcomed their daughter, Mackenzie Lee, on January 9th. She was 7 pounds 11 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Look how much she has grown in a month! Congratulations to the Whitfields!
•THE ICON - STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA•
TSE is currently providing structural engineering services for a new mixed-use building in the heart of downtown State College. The 7-story, 132,000 square foot structure includes 2 levels of enclosed parking and retail space at the lower floors which are structured with cast-in-place concrete. The top five floor levels will house 55 residential apartments which are structured with precast concrete floor decks supported on masonry bearing walls. When completed, the building will be called The Icon.
The design team is led by WTW Architects.
Construction Progress Provided Weekly Via Webcam
• ST. CLAIR HOSPITAL AMBULATORY CARE CENTER - MT.LEBANON, PA •
Construction on St. Clair Hospital's new ambulatory care center has proceeded well in spite of recent pandemic restrictions. TSE is proud to be part of the design team, led by IKM Architecture, for the 270,000 square foot hospital addition.
The addition is a 6-story structure with a mechanical mezzanine level between Floors 5 and 6 and is designed for a future one-story vertical expansion. The lower three levels house utility and facility maintenance space and include two stories of below grade parking. The upper levels include a large Operating Room level and MRI Scan, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Radiography, and other medical procedure rooms.
The structure is steel-framed with a combination of cast-in-place concrete and masonry basement walls at the lower three levels. Cast-in-place concrete floor slabs were used for the lower levels, and concrete slab-on-deck construction was used for the upper levels. The perimeter wall construction for the upper levels incorporates masonry veneer, architectural metal panel, curtain wall, and storefront construction. A combination of temporary and permanent site retaining walls was required to construct the building up to 30 feet below grade on a tight construction site.
PJ Dick is the general contractor for the project.
Upper 3 Levels of Above Grade Steel Framing
Basement Walls at Below Grade Parking Levels