Sami Family Amphitheater at Zoo Miami

Miami, Florida

Completion

2013

Cost

$2.2 million

Zoo Miami engaged Geiger Engineers to design a roof canopy as part of the significant renovation of their Sami Family Amphitheater. The roof canopy covers the venue's seating which can accommodate over 800 spectators. The semi-circular canopy is comprised of a deep truss spanning over the seating area and face of the stage and five deep trusses, 106 ft (32 m) long, spanning radially from perimeter columns to a hub above the center of the stage. The exposed white metal deck on top provides protection from rain or direct sun and gives a light and cool feel to the space.