Stone Age’s new rock climbing gym project design called for connecting the existing buildings in a manner that made them function as one facility. A 4,500 SF metal building, 45 feet tall, was erected between the two buildings, tying into each by creating large pass-through openings. The existing building structures and trim were maintained 100%, being structurally modified to accommodate the new design and use. The primary structural modifications of the buildings were to accommodate increased roof loads due to two solar arrays that offset the buildings entire electric use.
The project saw the rehabilitation of underutilized metal buildings, and their neighboring parking lot for out-of-service cars. The end result is a 25,000 SF, state-of-the-art climbing gym and exercise facility.