Stafford Air & Space Museum Building Expansion
Museum Building Expansion
Located west of Oklahoma City, the Stafford Air & Space Museum encompasses over an acre of exhibits under one roof. The museum, named after test pilot and astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, is considered one of the finest and most comprehensive air and space museums in the central U.S. Initial collaboration with General Stafford, the Builder, and museum director was an integral part of designing the expansion to the existing building.
The new facility consists of seven single slope pre-engineered metal buildings all connected for a total 20,334 sf of added space. This expansion included renovations to three existing buildings. The configuration includes differing elevations, skewed walls, parapet walls, and most building interiors lined with Nucor Classic Wall liner panel.
One building was designed to load a 4,000 lb airplane suspended from the ceiling, with another designed to accommodate a suspended 6,500 lb spaceship. Nucor provided steel decking for the single-ply TPO roof, as well as support for the removable wall units. Glass walls add natural light and enhance the modern design of the structure.