Starbucks
Project Name
City, State
Contact
E-mail
Phone
 
Status
Starbucks
Des Moines, IA
Jim Tometich
515-280-8022
 
Completed
Client Simonson & Associates Architects, L.L.C.
Contractor Hansen Company, Inc.
 
Project
Description

Starbucks is a unique 1800 square foot cofffee shop south of downtown Des Moines. The first challenge was to integrate the large steel canopies with the wood structure. The second challenge was to resist the wind loads. The building design provided very little shear wall space on the exterior walls.

The large steel canopies were designed to be self supporting and the wood structure was built around them. The wind loads are resisted by strategically placed short shear walls with holdowns.

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