Recreation & Entertainment

User-centric and interactive design.

End-user safety. Logistics. Structural integrity. These design factors and more come to mind for a structural engineer when designing solutions for museum exhibits, performance venues, climbing walls, and other recreational experiences. Our niche experts have made impressive solutions for structures serving unique functions that need to look a certain way.

Our work

Ask our engineers if your creative vision is structurally feasible for hands-on interaction, outdoor or indoor environments, specific loads, or seismic performance. DCI has modified an array of existing structures and designed framing systems for newly commissioned projects. You name it - we've probably engineered a solution in the past! The team has coordinated the dismantling of a NASA shuttle trainer; designed a new steel framed venue for a historic carrousel; and developed a 50,000-gallon freshwater penguin pool for the zoo. We strive to make more structural options to accomplish ideal patron experiences.

Key Considerations

  • Structural reviews and design of large scale exhibits
  • Theatres
  • Performance halls
  • Museums
  • Zoos
  • Climbing walls
  • Visitor centers
  • Park pavilions
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Climbing Structures

by Erin Spaulding

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Structural Design for Exhibits

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