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Austin Children’s Museum

Austin Children’s Museum: Nothing child’s play about quality design

DCI Engineers is providing structural engineering for the new Austin Children’s Museum. Currently, this innovative “museum without walls” is housed in a rented space in downtown Austin. The new plans include an increase in its size, innovative exhibits, and more interactive public open spaces.

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Location:
Austin, Texas
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Square Feet:
40,000
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Stories:
2
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Recreation & Entertainment
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Primary Material:
Steel

Project Highlights

  • New location intended as a destination point in a planned mixed-use urban development.
  • Large 30’ overhang roof.
  • Includes extensive exterior finishing glazing on three sides.
  • Innovative use of mixed construction types including insulated concrete tilt panel, wood framing, cast-in-place concrete, and structural steel.
  • Includes modular exhibit space, meeting space, office and retail space, and other support spaces.

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