Cincinnati Music Hall Revitilization
Heapy Engineering is designing the Mechanical-Electrical systems for the revitalization of the historic Cincinnati Music Hall, the home of Cincinnati’s symphony orchestra, pops orchestra and opera company.
Major changes to the main performance hall include all new first, balcony and gallery level re-raked floors, seating and all finishes. The main stage will be extended further into the audience, eliminating a number of the front, first level seats. The renovation will also include upgrades to the main lobby with the installation of passenger elevators and major changes to the public spaces on either side of the performance hall.
The revitalization also includes minor finish upgrades to many of the spaces in the south building and major changes to offices, rehearsal halls and back of house areas in the north building. Heapy is producing the drawings and specifications for replacement and upgrades to the great majority of all HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and fire suppression systems in the entire building and minor exterior lighting upgrades.
The project is expected to be complete in 2013 with an estimated construction cost of $103,300,000 and an estimated MEP cost of $29,000,000. The gross area that will be renovated in this project is 344,750 SF.
Music Hall was built in 1878 and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior in 1975.