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Great Wolf Lodge

IN Resorts
Architect:
Gensler
Contractor:
Turner Construction
Location:
LaGrange, Georgia
Completion:
May 2018
Budget:
$65 Million
About Project

Located just an hour southwest of Atlanta, Great Wolf Lodge is a 491,000 square foot resort featuring a 457-room hotel, a 30,000 square foot conference center, and 93,000 square feet of indoor water park space, as well as multiple outdoor pools, bowling, retail and miniature golf. The resort is also home to two full-service restaurants, and several branded amenities and entertainment activities.

The structural system of the hotel consisted of seven stories of post-tensioned flat slabs supported on a concrete frame with reinforced concrete shear walls. The conference center, which is separated from the lobby and hotel by an expansion joint, is a one-story structure consisting of steel roof decking on steel joists supported by steel framing on shallow foundations. The water park, separated from the lobby and the family entertainment center by an expansion joint, serves as the centerpiece of the resort. The water park’s structural system consisted of glulam framing and 55,000 square feet of exterior load-bearing tilt-up concrete panels.

Awards:

  • 2018 Tilt-Up Achievement Award by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association – Commercial Category
  • ENR Southeast’s 2018 Best Projects: Excellence in Safety, Award of Merit
  • Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEOAG) 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering Honorable Mention – New Buildings over $25 Million

Services Provided: Structural Engineering