Auburn University Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center

Auburn, AL
  • 80,000 sq ft
  • $50 million
  • 4 stories
  • LEED Gold

Structural Features

  • At main seating chamber, custom long-span steel trusses support the composite slab roof to provide a columnless space below.
  • The audience balconies are constructed of cantilevered steel and designed for theatrical deflection limits and vibration serviceability criteria.
  • A 10-foot cantilevered concrete stage with adjacent retaining wall structures was designed to create the orchestra pit and below grade support tunnels.
  • Along the theater’s east wall, a 37-foot-tall composite concrete moment frame provides lateral stability for the structure while providing an open and inviting atrium space below, meeting the architectural vision.