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Central Arizona College Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts Model

Central Arizona College Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts

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    • Project objective was to bring a 40-year-old facility up to current code standards with proper sized pre-function lobby and restroom facilities. Scope included renovation of the main theatre space to 631 fully accessible seats in a continental layout. Main function is a state-of-the-art Teaching Theater for drama, dance, band and choral performances. Existing storage space was converted into a new “black box” theater for teaching and small performance use. New technical infrastructure provided opportunities for “road shows” to perform at the facility. Facility supports the new Entertainment Industry Technologies (EIT) program with three levels of recording studios and teaching spaces. Rebuilt all audio-visual technology infrastructure throughout facility. Provided a box office and multi-function service counter in the lobby, ADA upgrades for public access from the campus side and parking side of the site.
    • Studio Team
      Catherine Britt
      Doug Brown
      Tom Brown
      Jannel Horney
      Chris Kelly
      Michael T. Masengarb
      Sophia Meger
      Mike Rosso
      Joseph Salvatore
      Rachel Usher
      John Williams

      Project Team
      Owner: Central Arizona College
      Construction Team: Sundt
      Building System/Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical/Fire Protection/Special Technologies: Henderson Engineers
      Structural: Struktur Studio
      Civil: Southgate Associates
      Landscape Architect: Charles Anderson | Atelier ps
      Cost: Abacus Project Management
      Photographer: Leland Gebhardt Photography, Dror Baldinger Architectural Photography, Chris KellyArchitekton, Rachel UsherArchitekton
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