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.
A Coordinated Production
Performing arts venues require the teamwork and cooperation of engineers, architects, acousticians and theatrical consultants. Structural requirements specific to these projects include framing to maintain clear acoustical isolation joints, use of structure for acoustic mass in walls, roofs and floors, rigging grids to suspend flies and operable ceilings, construction and support of massive reverberation chambers, using seating slab geometry to match sight line requirements and providing framing stiffness to satisfy viewer comfort criteria.
Our wide-ranging portfolio features more than just concert halls, theaters and opera houses; it includes museums and aquariums, libraries and houses of worship, visitors’ centers and monuments and so much more. Our depth of experience designing new facilities and renovating historic ones enables us to address the performance and design goals of any venue.
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