Tuesday, November 25, 2008
McCarthy selected to build the Dallas City Performance Hall
The performance hall will be a 124,00 sq ft multi-phase theatre facility. The building will try not to be envious of the awesome and very tall Wyly Theater that it will sit next to.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder since 1980, was selected to build the Dallas City Performance Hall, a 124,000-square-foot multi-phase theatre facility. During phase one of construction 45,000 square-feet will be completed. The City Performance Hall, McCarthy’s fourth project in Dallas’ Arts District, will be the first LEED Silver rated performing arts facility in Texas and will provide a new state-of-the-art home for small and medium arts groups reflecting the diverse communities of Dallas.
The City Performance Hall will be a striking structure composed of a long sweeping roof flanked by two stories of cast-in-place concrete walls. The front entrance will feature a large expanse of glass, and the finishes will consist of wood harvested from local stocks.
The City Performance Hall is intended to provide a lyrical and elegant addition to the Arts District and is organized as a series of linear pavilions, capped by varying ribbon-like roof forms. The multi-phase facility will consist of a 750-seat theatre, two flexible 200-seat theatres, art galleries, a café, a bookshop, an enclosed garden and educational and meeting spaces. Each of the different interior spaces is clearly defined, making the complex easy to navigate and utilize.
“McCarthy is pleased to be an integral part of the expansion of the Dallas Arts District. The City Performance Hall provides McCarthy with an opportunity to once again showcase our abilities as a leading Dallas Arts District builder while working with an outstanding team of professionals dedicated to the complex job at hand,” said McCarthy’s Texas Division President Mike McWay.
"It is exciting to be working with McCarthy on such an important building for the City of Dallas in the Arts District," said Rick Galceran, P.E., Director of the Public Works and Transportation Department for the City of Dallas. "We are confident that with their expertise in building performance arts facilities McCarthy will be able to provide the quality we expect with the resources we have available."
In addition to the City Performance Hall, some of McCarthy’s notable performing arts projects include the Dallas Center for Performing Arts Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, a unique 80,300-square-foot multi-form theatre facility in the Dallas Arts District; the Hollywood/Highland complex including the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, a $312 million, 833,109-square-foot, mixed-use facility known as home to the Academy Awards; and the UC Davis Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, California, a $51.5 million, 106,000-square-foot, multi-level, 1,800-seat main performance hall with a 25-seat studio theatre.
The City Performance Hall is expected to be complete in 2010. The architect of record for this project is Corgan Associates, Inc. of Dallas, Texas and the design firm is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) of Chicago, Illinois.
Source: The Dallas City Performance Hall
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