Dulles State Office Building Theater Renovation
Client: NYS Office of General Services | Location: Watertown, NY | Completion Date: 2019 | Services Provided: Architectural & Structural Engineering
The Dulles State Office Building, in the heart of downtown Watertown, plays a central role in the community as the host venue for many public and private functions. With close to 800 seats, the Dulles auditorium welcomes the community to enjoy concerts by professionals such as the Orchestra of Northern New York and Syracuse Symphony. Many local and regional dance and theater groups consider the Dulles auditorium and stage their home as well.
The theater has not been modernized since the office building was constructed in 1970. The goal of the project is to upgrade and modernize the auditorium to make it ADA compliant and replace outdated seating and lighting components that date back to original construction.
Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors, PLLC has been given the opportunity to provide Architectural and Structural support for the theater renovation. A&C will also perform NYS Code review and regulatory requirements, identify key issues to be resolved, and provide cost estimating and construction inspection services.
The project will include:
·Replace auditorium floor seating
·Upgrade the auditorium floor
·Renovate the Dressing rooms per ADA and New York State Building Code
·Replace the stage lighting system, which includes the power control sensor dimmer rack, control plug in station, and element control system
·Stage and service lighting with dimmable LED lighting
·Replace winch system and lighting curtains
·Upgrade the auditorium and floor lighting
·Replace Stairwell Lighting
·Provide full stage module and theatrical lighting
·Updated software for lighting controls
·Upgrade sound system