Martin Cuadra, a Senior Principal at Uzun+Case, has been named a Fellow by the American Concrete Institute. Martin has been extensively involved in the design of concrete, code development, and education throughout his career. Recently his focus has been on research within the industry. He has long been recognized by professionals in Atlanta and the… Read MoreRead More
Uzun + Case was excited to participated in STEAM Day for Drew Charter Middle School students.
This year’s theme was “shelter” and our volunteers did a brief demonstration of structurally stable shapes (teaching students that triangles are typically stronger and more structurally stable than squares). It was rewarding engaging students in solving a real world structural challenges.Read More
Uzun + Case and their employees continue their commitment to Clark’s Christmas Kids Toy Drive. This is our 8th year participating in this charitable effort to provide gifts for the foster kids all across Georgia.
Thanks to employee contributions and matching company funds, Uzun+Case was able to purchase Christmas gifts for 132 kids and show them that someone cares.
Special thanks to our shoppers/toy buying experts: Stephen and Nora Richards, Rob and Peri Weilacher, C.W. and Stephanie, Ben Radak and Hali, Nate Blong, JeeEun Park, Stacey Morgan, Chinmay Damley, Marcella, and Isa Oakley, and Maria and Martin Cuadra.Read More
On Saturday, November 17th, our engineers had the opportunity to take a tour of one of our current projects, The Alliance Theatre.
The Alliance Theatre Transformation features a complete replacement of the structure in the audience chamber and 2 new levels in the back-of-house space.Originally designed and built in 1966, the catwalks, balcony, orchestra level, and basement level in the front-of-house were all removed and replaced. The basement utilizes a grade beam system to mediate the existing caisson layout with the new column layout, and similarly at the catwalk level, an intermediate steel grid was used to work the new catwalk layout to existing hang tabs that supported the original catwalk. The orchestra level is a tiered concrete slab around the perimeter, with a sloped soffit seating bowl in the center. Above the orchestra level, is a steel balcony with a cantilevered concrete slab at the lowest row.
The signature look of the new theatre will be based on custom millwork panels that are being fabricated and shipped to site. Because of the precise nature of the panels, all existing conditions and new construction are continuously being scanned to verify fit up. This requires close coordination and continued involvement in the project deeper into the CA process. Other challenges included temporary stability and bracing of the 90’ tall perimeter walls during demolition, a vibration sensitive, elevated rehearsal floor above the back of house, and coordination with the various requirements of the theater consultant and acoustician.Read More