11: Dome | Omnimax Theater

32m 12s |
In this episode, Cherise is joined by James Scott Brew, FCSI, AIA, CCCS, CCCA, LEED AP, WELL AP, architect at Nikken Sekkei, the world's second largest architecture firm. James shares his experience working on an IMAX, 3D Dome theater in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. To see project photos, visit arcat.com/podcast

The design featured a large 2-story curtainwall at the lobby entry--a grand ship-like building form, not unlike the bow of a great lakes ship.

This project provided unique challenges and opportunities - significant pressure to meet a strict deadline to open the building, unqualified labor assembled the curtainwall, and very powerful winds and rain, just days after the grand opening, left a lake in the lobby.


Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT  image
Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
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James Scott Brew
Architect FCSI, AIA, CCCS, CCCA, LEED AP, WELL AP, | Nikken Sekkei