• SkyDeck tension wire grid blends into overhead architecture.
  • SkyDeck tension wire grid blends into architecture.
  • SkyDeck tension wire grid blends into architecture.
St. Louis, MO
Completed Date: 
June, 2013
Project Type: 
New Construction
Access / Maintenance Platform
Moore Rubley Yudell Architects & Mackey
GC / Construction Manager: 
Tarlton Corporation

A Non-Traditional Application

SkyDeck™ at the Olin School of Business at Washington University is a great example of the versatility that SkyDeck™ has to offer. The expansion project at the Olin School of Business on the Danford Campus doubled its size by uniting two innovative buildings with a soaring space enclosed in glass.

SkyDeck™ tension wire grid was provided as a safe way to access the overhead lighting. The flexibility of SkyDeck™ does not limit its application to the performance spaces. It serves well as a maintenance access system for any overhead needs. The transparency of the woven wire proved to be useful in preserving the design, allowing the panels to disappear from view.

John Gitzy, General Manager at IAStage says “InterAmerica Stage was very excited when we were asked to provide a SkyDeck™ maintenance access system for the new addition. It is truly incredible how well our grid blends in with the open architecture of the space."


Construction Industry Best Practices Award, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers – (Materials Management and Pre-project Planning):

Mackey Mitchell, Wasington University of St. Louis, Tarlton, Moore Ruble Yudell  Architects and Planners; BurroHappold Engineering; William Tao & Associates; KPFF Engineers; and Cole.

Alliant Build America Award, Associated General Contractors of America:

Tarlton Corp.

LEED Gold:

Knight & Bauer Hall of Olin Business School at Washington Uniersity St. Louis