ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the redeveloped Bethlehem Steel industrial site in Bethlehem, PA, provides dynamic performance and gallery space. Conceived to provide multiple simultaneous entertainment experiences, the 67,000 SF building required Isett structural engineers to design wide open spaces without column supports, enhancing traffic flow and sight lines.  The “bones” of the building became part of the architectural design.  The exposed I-beams are painted “International Orange” as a nod to the Golden Gate Bridge, whose steel was manufactured at the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces adjacent to ArtsQuest.  ArtsQuest Center hosts hundreds of events each year and is an integral hub for more than a dozen festivals, including the nine-day summer Musikfest, and Christkindlemart, a five-week celebration.

The American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania awarded Spillman Farmer Architects, the building's designers, a Silver Medal which is the organization's highest honor. 

Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Area in Carbon County, PA, encompasses 164 skiable acres, featuring 39 ski trails and 21 snow-tubing lanes along with other amenities. For a number of years, Isett has provided engineering and related services in a variety of projects to upgrade and enhance the facility, working both directly for the resort and as a consultant to Howard Kulp Architects.

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Scandlon Health and Wellness Center, Kings College

 

The expansion of the Scandlon Gymnasium athletic facilities was a top priority for Kings College, located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. The two-story addition was constructed on a compact urban site in the downtown. Barry Isett and Associates was the structural engineer in the design of 41,000 SF of new multi-purpose recreation and education space which features a 20,000 SF gymnasium on the building’s upper level. Program spaces, including athletics, student recreation, and health sciences, were creatively stacked and advantageously zoned to utilize the site’s natural topography. 

Designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, Bethlehem, PA, the 10.5-million-dollar Scandlon Health and Wellness Center received the 2013 Award of Excellence from the AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.

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