Merriweather Post Pavilion

  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • Specs: Outdoor Concert Venue
  • Partners: Design Collective and Costello Construction 

In 2010 Merriweather was named the second-best amphitheater in the United States by Billboard magazine.  Since then, the facility has undergone significant renovations and expansion to improve the concert experience. In 2018, Morabito Consultants provided structural engineering services for the new 10,000 SF SkyBoxes and 8,600 SF SkyLawn. The SkyBoxes consist of composite steel framing suspended on steel pipe hangers from an existing concrete platform above. The framing was designed to control vibrations from rhythmic group loading, a common requirement for concert venues. The terraced SkyLawn was formed with a conventionally reinforced concrete overbuilt on the existing elevated concrete platform. This structure was then covered with soil and natural grass lawn for a unique concert viewing experience.