Cultural & Museum Projects

Cultural & Museum Structural Engineering Projects

Structural Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) has designed several museums and art centers, each of which have their own unique features. SEA works closely with project architects to provide a final structure that supports the architect’s vision. Sometimes that means exposed and prominent structure. Other times it is important to keep the structure out of site and mind. We understand the importance of having a building structure that requires flexibility to support the changing displays and exhibits, and we work with our clients to achieve this with an efficient and cost effective design.


  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Expansion: Bloch Building – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Museum at Prairiefire – Overland Park, Kansas
  • University of Iowa Art Building Replacement – Iowa City, Iowa