The structural system for this building consists of open web steel joists and girders supported by load bearing masonry walls in the auditorium and steel frames in the lobby/restroom areas. The major design challenge for this project was the design of the unusually high masonry walls in the auditorium area. The walls are approximately 63’-0” high, of which 10’-0” is an underground concrete wall. The 8” masonry walls are designed to transfer the lateral loads (i.e. wind/seismic) horizontally into the 2’-0” square masonry pilasters that support the roof girders. Another interesting aspect of this project included the detailing/construction of the slab on grade stadium seating in the voluminous auditorium area.