Midlands Technical College Harbison Theatre and Classroom Building

The Harbison Theatre and Classroom Building includes a 400 seat theatre, five multimedia classrooms, science laboratories, and faculty and administrative offices. Support spaces for the theatre include group and private dressing rooms, costume and set design studios, and a two story scene shop. This building is the first significant project on the College’s Harbison Campus and is used by both the College and the community.

Acoustics

Architectural acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical system noise and vibration control for the Harbison Theatre and Classroom Building. Special acoustical treatments include custom side wall reflectors, resilient reflective grid, and multiple distributed return air plenums.

Audio-Visual/Theatrical

An audio system, production communication system, performance lighting system, theatrical rigging and soft goods system, and a video monitoring system for the theatre in the Harbison Theatre and Classroom Building.

Lighting

Site lighting and interior lighting of the lobby, prefunction space, and theatre house.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

A two building addition to this nonprofit center including the 10,000 square foot Discovery Center, a museum housing an animal habitat exhibit (including marine life and opossums), a theatre, permanent exhibits that focus on man’s past and current use of the Chattahoochee River corridor, and events space. The complex also includes the Discovery Pavilion, a 2,400 square foot covered space that serves as an outdoor classroom, and event space. Some of the sustainable features incorporated into the buildings include ultra-high efficiency heat pumps, condensate recovery, rain water collection, low flow plumbing fixtures, daylighting, and carbon dioxide monitoring.

Commissioning

Construction and acceptance phase commissioning of the two building addition to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Art Gallery of Alberta

Acoustical recommendations for a 2,300 square foot multipurpose theatre located in the Art Gallery of Alberta, as well as room acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control for select spaces in the museum including the lobby, great hall, café, boardroom, lounge, galleries and offices.

Twin Creeks Science and Education Center

The Twin Creeks Science and Education Center is a research and education facility, for the National Park Service, serving as the home for scientists working on the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) project, a decade-long project documenting the estimated 100,000 species of living organisms in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The building facilitates research efforts to gain the knowledge that is essential for the effective protection and preservation of the Park’s ecosystem. The facility includes a high-bay flexible workspace where park scientists conduct most of their research, as well as a wet laboratory, a rearing room for cultivating and studying species collected throughout the Park, curatorial space for specimen archives, a high-tech GIS mapping room, classrooms and conference rooms, offices, and a storage room for field equipment. Sustainable features include high efficiency automatic lighting controls for daylight harvesting, an energy management system that initiates an economizer cycle for the heating and ventilation system, operable casement windows and individual HVAC temperature sensors in offices, high efficiency wood windows throughout the building and R-30 roof insulation, waterless urinals, low flow automated water faucets with mini hydroelectric rechargers, low-emitting paint, adhesives, sealants, and carpet.

This project was a Finalist, Government Building Category (Federal, State or Local) for Environmental Design+Construction magazine in 2008.

Acoustics

Architectural acoustics for the research facility.

Communications

Systems include a structured cabling system and outside plant.

Security

Intrusion detection and access control systems for the research and education facility.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a fine arts museum housing the Andreas Bechtler art collection. The building includes a 350 seat auditorium located below the museum for both public and Wells Fargo corporate functions, as well as a bookstore and classrooms. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is part of The Levine Center for the Arts and shares a prefunction space with, the Knight Theatre.

Kennesaw State University Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art

The two story Zuckerman Museum of Art houses consolidated collections that were previously spread across the campus, into a facility that includes gallery space for permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as collection storage, staff offices and support facilities. The building also includes a loading dock to be the primary delivery point for gallery exhibits, and includes a lobby/reception area, data room, and an electrical room.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights commemorates the contributions of Atlantans and Georgians to the historic struggle for African-American freedom and equality that will be the global hub for contemporary discussion on the link between Civil Rights lessons and Human Rights issues. The three story center features 18,000 square feet of exhibit space, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, and event space. It will serve as a space for dialogue, study and contributions to the resolution of current and future freedom struggles of all people at local, national and international levels. Visitors to the Center will learn about the past and engage in conversations about the future.

Acoustics

Mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control, and sound isolation design for the non-exhibit areas of the building.

Communications

Communications infrastructure for category 6 distribution throughout the entire building fed from the main distribution frame. Infrastructure is also provided for broadcast video feed from the loading dock to the broadcast studio.

Security

Security includes an integrated system of intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, intercom and pedestrian screening communicating over a dedicated local area network. These systems are monitored 24/7 at a single operator console.

Awards

This is the recipient of a 2009 Merit Award from the AIA North Carolina, as well as the 2014 South Atlantic Chapter Construction Management Project Achievement Award.