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.
Feature Walter’s role involved 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.
The complexity of the stairs was unique in this scope as the entire stair’s 720 degree of rotation was completely cantilevered from a concealed backspan structure at the Level 2 slab. Our FEWA plant fabricated the six segments that make up this two-storey high curved stair, and also performed a trial ﬁt as each segment became complete.