Heapy designed the Mechanical-Electrical systems for the new 433,000 SF facility. The Schuster Center is comprised of two distinct structures—a performing arts center and an office/condominium tower—joined as one.
The Performing Arts Center is one full city block long, which includes a three tier, 2,300 seat world-class space for theatrical as well as orchestral performance, 150-seat black box theater, a Wintergarden, and Citilites, an international bistro restaurant.
In addition, the Performing Arts Center includes dressing rooms that jointly hold more than 100 performers; wardrobe, makeup and hair styling rooms; laundry area; storage rooms; and offices for behind-the-scenes personnel such as security, maintenance, and carpenters.
The 18-story Performance Place Tower includes eight floors of office space (63,000 SF) and nine floors of luxury residential condominiums (80,000 SF). The units range in size from 1700-1900 SF one-bedroom condos to 4,000-4,200 SF three-bedroom penthouses.
The Wintergarden, a spectacular six-story glass atrium, ties the individual pieces of the Schuster Center together in grand fashion. The facility can accommodate events of up to 1,000 people. It features a fabulous elliptical staircase leading from the Wintergarden to the balcony lobby level, and 1,900 panes of patterned glass that keep heat out and energy in the building.
A 130-car private underground parking garage is included in the project.
This project was completed with a Mechanical-Electrical cost of $18,900,000 and a total project cost of $121,000,000.
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