Amphitheater Retaining Walls
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens’ successful amphitheater needed to expand, so after having the project designed by Progressive AE, they hired Twin Lakes Nursery to construct the stone retaining walls that form the steps and seating areas. Twin Lakes then hired Prein&Newhof to design the mechanically-stabilized earth retaining walls in a manner that would support future amphitheater audiences and yet be readily constructable. P&N has performed several wall designs for Twin Lakes Nursery in the past and one since then.
Geotechnical Engineer Chris Cruickshank, PE, 616-364-8491