Olin School of Business


Location: St. Louis, MO

Completed Date: June 2013

Project Type: New Construction

Application: Access / Maintenance Platform

Architect: Moore Rubley Yudell Architects & Mackey

Construction Manager: Tarlton Corporation

The Olin School of Business opened its doors to two new innovative buildings, the Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, which are united by a soaring glass enclosed common area. This was part of a major expansion project at the Danford Campus, allowing the school to grow as the business school’s enrollment continues to increase. In recent years, the Olin School has become recognized as a global leader in business education.

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, Washington 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 University St. Louis

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