Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors Pavilion

The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is constructed of ipe wood from Brazil, charred cedar wood from Indiana, steel, acrylic and glass. The roof is constructed of large steel beams as the load-bearing element which spans from the interior to the exterior. Isokorb® steel-to-steel structural thermal breaks are installed in the layer of insulation between the two end plates of the steel beams.

The steel construction company produced the steel members and front plates with complete positions and dimensions as specified. The modular concept of Isokorb® allowed up to five thermal breaks modules per steel beam. The structural engineer was able to dimension the required types, and the design department created CAD drawings with US standards and US profiles.

This project won 2012 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects.




Marlon Blackwell

Structural Engineer

Guy Nordenson & Associates


The Hagerman Group

Construction Completed


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