Kansas Masonic Home
Architect: Anderson Knight Architects
Structural engineering analysis, design and detailing for three separate building renovations and additions that totaled 72,000 SF for the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita, Kansas. The Towers building is a three-story masonry building with a hollow core floor system. The Pavillions building is a two-story concrete structure. And the Manor is a three-story steel frame structure. Renovations included reinforcing large openings in existing load bearing walls, infilling existing floor openings and reinforcing structure for addition loads, multi-story exterior balcony additions, along with a porte-cochere structure.
Project also includes a new freestanding 15,000 SF, 20-unit Household. The design of the building included concrete foundations, cold-formed metal trusses and cold-formed metal stud load bearing walls.