raSmith was already leading the civil engineering at the Green Bay Packer’s Titletown District and had developed a strong working relationship with all involved stakeholders. That experience coupled with our structural engineers’ reputation in health care, led architect Somerville, Inc. to select raSmith for the structural design at Bellin. The raSmith team was a logical choice for this two-story, 30,000-square foot sports medicine and orthopedic clinic west of Lambeau Field. The clinic is used by both the Green Bay Packers players and the general public.
The site presented challenges related to poor soils and a high water table. In addition to addressing these issues, the design also needed to mitigate vibration from activities taking place on the artificial turf field, basketball court and suspended track. Our structural engineers used their 40 years of problem-solving experience to recommend a cost-saving floating floor system that ultimately included an isolated ceiling system.
At Bellin’s request for a partial basement, our structural engineers took on the challenge to best support both sides of the building. Instead of using shallow spread footings when there is no basement or a pile system foundation to support a basement, our structural design called for auger cast piles including water tight auger cast supported mat foundation for the basement area.
Photos by Ryan Photography.