King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
For the planned multi-component King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), an international research center exploring efficient petroleum use, reduced carbon footprints, sustainable energy solutions, and the adoption of new energy and environmental technologies, Walter P Moore provided a diverse range of structural engineering services.
During master planning, Walter P Moore developed structural guidelines for the community including design criteria and documentation of applicable codes and standards. Walter P Moore provided design development and detailed structural design for the Community Masjid, an embedded residential complex for the international community of top researchers who will work on the campus. Our design for this complex featured a distinctive 22 meter tall perforated concrete cube structure veiled with a custom curtain wall system.
We also provided structural peer review and detailed structural design review for the various buildings in the Iconic Center, a 200,000 square foot complex that will house the institutional, administrative, and research functions. KAPSARC is targeted for LEED Platinum certification.