Shown below is the undulating stainless steel canopy and its unique pattern of 199 windows that create a magnificent patchwork of blue and white by day and, with its state-of-the-art LED lighting system, a brilliant constellation of color by night. Architectural design and engineering details for the 9,200 square-foot Event Center required 145,000 shop drawing sheets created during 65,000 hours to guide the fabrication of the steel. The $80 million facility has 30,000 steel bolts and 18,000 stainless steel shingles. In total, the building is made up of 875.5 tons of steel, with 544 individually fabricated steel elements, each weighing 2,000 to 10,000 pounds.
As illustrated in the diagram below, the KMA Event Center is made up of five functional areas. An 8,800 square-foot Breezeway links the Keep Memory Alive Event Center with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. This transition from the functional clinic and research facility provides an architectural link between the two facilities and serves as a gathering place during the day, It also leads to the outdoor garden, which is used not only by visitors but also serves as an additional space for outdoor functions, such as ceremonies and weddings. THE BREEZEWAY