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Inside Meow Wolf: The Structural Secrets Behind Denver’s Wildest Attraction

AIA CES program ID: GMGH.0009

Approved LUs: .5 LU|HSW

Prerequisites: None

Program level: Entry

Advance learner preparation: None

Welcome to Unstruct! In this episode, we explore the construction and design of Meow Wolf, also known as Convergence Station, located in Denver, CO. Meow Wolf is an art and entertainment company that brings imagination to life with elaborate, immersive, multi-story exhibits inside. The building itself was constructed in a tight pie-shaped footprint with only 10 feet of clearance between the road and building in some locations, presenting unique design challenges. Joining us are Peter Kelly, PE, a Project Manager with KL&A who was responsible for the structural design portion of this project, and Michael Olsen, PE, the Detailing Manager with KL&A who was responsible for the detailing and construction support of this building. Together, they provide valuable insight into the challenges and solutions involved in constructing Meow Wolf Denver. Listen in to discover the innovative strategies used to make this project a success and learn more about the design and construction of this unique and fascinating building.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the key design and construction challenges faced by the Meow Wolf Denver project team, including the unique footprint of the building and its location between two major highways.
  2. Explain the innovative strategies used by the project team to address these challenges, including the use of complex structural systems and detailed construction planning.
  3. Evaluate the importance of collaboration and communication among team members in the success of a complex construction project, such as Meow Wolf Denver.
  4. Assess the impact of unique and creative design elements on the overall success of a building project, and the importance of incorporating these elements into the planning and construction process.

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AIA CES Provider statement

Gābl Media is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10024977. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

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