Frisco, Texas
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Located in the city of Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children treats many of the world’s most complex orthopedic cases, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Feature Walters (FEWA) was awarded the Lobby Feature Stair at Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco, Texas.

Our Role

Feature Walter’s role involves design assist to develop a 12 metric ton steel structure for an unsupported 720 degree spiral stair, as well as compact, concealed splice details allowing the stair to ship as pre-fabricated modules. Shortly after being awarded the steel, FEWA was asked to also engineer, detail and supply the glass treads and glass guards.

Facts & Figures

  • Entire stair’s 720 degree of rotation is completely cantilevered
  • 12 metric ton steel structure
  • Feature Walters’ first job in Texas

Overcoming Challenges

The complexity of the stairs is unique in this scope as the entire stair’s 720 degree of rotation is completely cantilevered from a concealed backspan structure at the Level 2 slab. Our FEWA plant has started to fabricate the six segments that make up this two-storey high curved stair, and has also started to trial fit them as each segment becomes complete.

Location

Frisco, Texas