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Posted by Alison Trost on December 7, 2010 at 10:58 AM.
Thornton Tomasetti has been named the structural engineer of record for the $105 million redevelopment of Texas Christian University historic Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, home of TCU’s Horned Frogs football team. Thornton Tomasetti is partnering with the Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc., with which it has previously collaborated on more than eight sports facilities. The TCU project will begin immediately after the Horned Frogs’ final 2010 home game.
Improvements include a newly raised upper seating bowl at the stadium’s west and north ends for enhanced field views; new press box, support spaces, vertical circulation elements, plazas, landscaping, ornamental fencing and stadium facade; new elevators for better stadium access and crowd flow; and the addition of 18 new suites, club seating, and a founder’s club lounge.
The stadium’s design references, including suites, lounges, graphics and navigational signage, will reflect the 1930s style of Southwestern art deco prevalent throughout Fort Worth and the surrounding area. HKS has integrated TCU’s colors into the design to create a pleasing and comfortable look and feel for the new and improved stadium.
(Rendering courtesy of HKS Inc.)