Project Description

Winspear Opera House

One of four venues that will comprise the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. This facility will provide a new state-of-the-art performance space for The Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, as well as being used to present Broadway shows and numerous other performing arts and touring productions.

The construction of the centers parking garage features Geofoam with borate as an engineered fill. The lightweight Geofoam solution was selected by the engineer to minimize the load on the garage roof deck.

Geofoam with borate solved another problem at the site: potential structural damage to the Geofoam caused by termites. Geofoam with borate is treated with an EPA Registered additive to provide protection against termites.

Project Details


Center for the Preforming Arts
Winspear Opera House




ThermaFoams, LLC

65,000 cubic feet of Geofoam Contractor: Linbeck Construction Engineer: Foster and Partners Installer: Waddell Excavating