A Coordinated Production
Cultural and institutional spaces are often the centerpiece of the community. They create a sense of excitement, foster a city’s unique identity and play a vital role in the local economy. These vibrant and iconic venues inspire occupants and enlighten visitors. Performing arts venues require the teamwork and cooperation of engineers, architects, acousticians and theatrical consultants. Structural requirements specific to this project included excavation and restructuring of the entire seating of the theatre, design of the concrete seating rakers, seating slab geometry to match sight line requirements and provide framing stiffness to satisfy viewer comfort criteria, as well as the framing of the projection booth and re-anchoring the theater’s sound baffles to maintain clear acoustical isolation joints.