Glass Skylight, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
When this museum was renovated as part of a seismic refit, the architect introduced a pyramidal skylight in the entrance courtyard to bring natural light into a formerly dark, below-ground exhibit space.
TriPyramid worked with the architect in early design phases to develop an optimized structural system for this strategically located skylight. As part of the process, TriPyramid generated a 3-D model used to analyze and finalize geometry for both the structure and the glass panels. All structural elements, including struts, nodes, and tension rods, were manufactured by TriPyramid.
Edward Larrabee Barnes and Mark Cavagnero