Bryn Athyn College-Benade Hall Chapel

An expansion was needed to provide additional seating within the existing chapel that is located on campus.

Bryn Athyn - Benade Hall

Structural engineering services were provided for the construction of a 2,000 SF balcony addition inside the existing chapel. Our team investigated the existing conditions and prepared a feasibility study to present multiple solutions. To achieve the desired seating capacity within the owner’s budget, the selected layout consisted of a tiered balcony structure addition. The existing concrete slab was removed and replaced with an ADA-compliant sloping floor slab. The balcony floor was constructed with concrete slabs on metal decking supported by structural steel framing that cantilevers above the existing chapel.

Bryn Athyn, PA



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