Kendall Ford – Eugene, OR

Kendall Ford – Eugene, OR

With the demolition of the existing service area, Kendall Ford upgraded to a modern facility that includes fifty-nine service bays, six quick lube bays, and five customer service lanes.

After the project’s first phase was well under construction MAE assisted with foundation and component design for the service center. Later, we were contracted for the full structural design and associated seismic retrofitting for the 15,000 sf showroom.

This remodel involved removing multiple bearing walls to open the showroom floor. Additionally, the seismic retrofit involved Fiber Reinforced Polymer wraps (FRP) to strengthen and preserve the existing concrete systems. We were able to provide engineering services that was economical and timely to help the construction team get back to their desired schedule.

Hult Center for the Preforming Arts – Sylva Hall

Hult Center for the Preforming Arts – Sylva Hall

Talk about a high wire act! In 2018 the Hult Center for the Preforming Arts needed to install a new lighting system for the Lion King Production. The only catch was the lighting system needed to be suspended some 60 feet above the stage, all without interfering with the aesthetic of the beautifully designed Sylva Hall basket weaved ceiling!

The key to this projects’ success stemmed from Mortier Ang working with the expert guidance of the Hult Center Staff. We also relied on the specialized contractors Extreme Access to finalize a design solution that met all the projects structural needs, was feasible to construct and maintained the desired visual style.

Our final agile structural design, involved constructing three steel anchor points within the Hult Centers existing concrete bulb truss system. This system would then support steel columns and a beam below. The Hult Centers rigging team would then have the ability to tie off the Lion Kings specialized lighting truss where they needed it, and then be able to remove it after the performance was over.

Sometimes our clients have unique and lofty expectations. The Mortier Ang Engineering team has the tools and expertise to take on even the most challenging of projects.