St. Petersburg Pier Park
9th Annual International Design Awards, Gold, Architecture / Urban Design Category
AIA Tampa Bay 2016 Honor Award
AIA Florida 2018 Honor Award for Unbuilt Design
The five-story pier head includes a restaurant offering unobstructed views of the city, both indoor and outdoor bar areas, lobbies and retail, along with a top observation deck. It is a true example of innovative structural engineering, featuring long, tapering cast-in-place concrete cantilevers on all four sides of the concrete cores and a mix of post-tensioning, structural steel and aluminum.
TLC engineered the new and improved pier due to structural deterioration. We engineered a highly efficient variable refrigerant flow HVAC system capable of simultaneously heating and cooling separate spaces within the building. We engineered post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete to achieve the architect’s vision and closely coordinated with marine and coastal engineers to assure that the design stands the test of time.