R.E. Dimond and Associates was proud to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology building system design for the new Phoenix Theatre.
The 21,200 SF new headquarters was designed to create a one-of-a kind experience for theatre-goers. The modern building is built of recycled pre-cast concrete slabs and contains two performance spaces: a 144 seat proscenium theatre with fly-rail and wing space and a configurable black-box theatre with seating for up to 90, as well as dedicated classrooms and rehearsal studio, state of the art scene shop, costume and prop shop, donor lounge, gallery space and prep kitchen for catered events
Design was coordinated thru Revit for installation in tight spaces, accommodating elevations changes, ceilings, sets, and catwalks. The building incorporated the majority of the lot’s footprint, so space and budget considerations led to recommendation of ten (10) 7.5 ton roof top units with VAV cooling and natural gas heating. Minimizing noise was key so RED recommended faceted walls help provide HVAC noise reduction. A high efficiency VRF system provides critical zone heating and cooling for the Tech and AV area.
Electrical design provided important wayfinder direction lighting in the theatre lobby as well as a first-of -its -kind multi-stall unisex bathroom design that included doors that trigger neon X and down facing arrow lighting which universally indicate occupancy and help create an equitable and efficient one line system for restrooms.