The TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park in Indiana is a state-of-the-art outdoor performance venue that boasts 3,000 permanent seats and expansive lawn space contributing to the accommodation of approximately 7,500 eventgoers in total.
Part of a multi-phase renovation project, the new venue boasts video walls, upgraded restrooms, food and beverage service sites, and scenic views.
The large, contemporary canopy that shields the stage and fixed seating is supported by long, tapered columns fitted with CAST CONNEX® Universal Pin Connectors™ (UPCs) at both ends of each member.
Universal Pin Connectors™ are sleek, clevis-type standardized fittings designed to connect to hollow structural section (HSS) elements for use in architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) applications and provide smooth transitional geometry that is otherwise unachievable using standard fabrication practices. CAST CONNEX® Custom Steel Castings are used to couple the HSS members while providing a smooth “V” shaped reveal at the base.
Owner: White River State Park
Architect: Axis Architecture
Structural Engineer: Fink Roberts & Petrie
General Contractor: Shiel Sexton
Steel Fabricator: Geiger & Peters