Old Dominion University

Novum was contracted to engineer, fabricate and install a canopy for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. The canopy utilizes Novum’s classical Spaceframe KK-System which was ideal for this project as it achieved the lightweight structure which the design team desired. The 55’ x 30’ structure is so lightweight that the entire spaceframe was assembled on the ground and picked up by a crane as one piece set on its columns. Most importantly, the KK Spaceframe achieves the unique spline shape the design team looked for at an affordable price. The welcoming shape helps to bring spectators closer to the campus events like marching band concerts that occur under the canopy.

Location: Norfolk, VA, USA

Size: 1,820 sq ft / 170 sq m

Systems Used: KK, PSG

Architect: VHB + Moseley Architects