WORLD CLASS, HEAVY TIMBER, OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE VENUE
Position: Lead Project Designer OTJ Architects
Status: Under Construction Size: 170,000 SF Program: Performing Arts Address: Sunken Garden, San Antonio, TX
DESCRIPTION My role for this outdoor amphitheater proposal was to design a wavy, heavy timber canopy that evoked what a 21st century outdoor performance venue could be in the wake of the heavy timber engineering advancements. I was in charge of all 3D modeling, renderings and presentations. After designing about a dozen design options, in collaboration with our structural engineer design consultants and desk crits with my firm’s partners, I resulted in a final form that appeared weightless while framing the proscenium in powerful moments along the sloped lawn beyond the canopy.
The design includes heavy timber, glulam truss members along the ribs of the canopy and curved arches at the ends. The design was unanimously approved by our client and is currently under construction.