Lian (Harvard GSD M.Arch.I)

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    A Single Surface, Multiple Players: Design and Construction of the Stair for the BSA Space

    Lian Chikako Chang Jul 17 '12 0

    Hi Archinect!

    It's been a while--I've been enjoying summer! But I did find time to chat with Eric Höweler (Höweler + Yoon Architecture), Patrick McCafferty (Arup Boston), Jason Smith (Commodore Builders), and Tom Couturier (Couturier Iron Craft) about their collaboration on the stair and centerpiece of the Boston Society of Architect's new headquarters--the BSA Space.

    [Photo by Andy Ryan.)

    Read about it and see more pictures at!


    Patrick McCafferty: “Arup’s in-house finite element software was used to analyze the dynamic response of the stair in order to fine-tune the structural design and detailing requirements.” This video, courtesy Arup Boston, shows the stress contours as load is applied to the stair.

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