The Ballpark in Arlington - Figures 1 and 2
David Schwarz and his firm David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. won a competition to design the Ballpark in Arlington for the Texas Rangers Baseball team. The concept reminded us of a classic early 1900s ballpark reminiscent of the Polo grounds in New York. Our engineering approach was to contribute to this design concept.
Figures 1 and 2 show the exterior and overall appearance of the ballpark. The architect’s design concept did not include ideas for the structural framing, so we took this opportunity to present framing concepts to the architect and owner that would economically frame the structure in an architecturally pleasing manner.