Joslyn Art Museum
The structural steel provided by PVS Structures for the addition to the Joslyn Art Museum is itself a work of art.
The exhibit space on the second floor of the addition cantilevers over both the north and south sides of the building. The south side is hung from the roof steel which includes several large plate girders and large hanger rods, while the north side consists of a series of large trusses. As if these weren’t enough of a challenge for the detailing and fabrication, the architect designed a building with a sweeping slope at the roof and a curved wall along the entire south side of the building. This resulted in a skewed and beveled connections throughout the structure. Unfortunately, all of this beautifully fabricated steel will be hidden by architectural finishes.