Sight & Sound - Lancaster
This unique, 161,014 SF entertainment facility takes stories from the pages of Scripture and brings them to life on stage.
The scope of work included design of a 2,300 seat auditorium including a performance hall with 200 foot clear spans, 7 levels of catwalks, fly space, wrap around stage, balcony levels, corporate sales offices and production support areas. Built in and around existing buildings, the existing structures had to be analyzed and reinforced to accommodate snow drift effects from the new facility. Structural systems incorporated included composite steel frames, concrete waffle slabs, precast floors, 2-way concrete slabs, shallow foundations and grade beams. In addition to addressing the size and grandeur of the main performance hall, the structural systems were selected to accommodate the various demands of the theater, including tight slab flatness tolerances, theatric elevators, and concealed passages for actors and animals under and around seating areas.