This world-class performing arts complex on the University of Denver’s main campus was proudly delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. Completed in multiple phases, the complex features, among other things, The Lamont School of Music; a 4,000-square-foot music library; multiple rehearsal chambers; a galleria; and the centerpiece performance theater known as June Swaner Gates Hall.
Under the single roof of the arts complex are six isolated chambers that are each built of 15-1/2” concrete slabs and 8”–24” concrete walls, individually separated by 2” and 4” acoustic isolation joints that eliminate sound and vibration transfer from one chamber to another. PCL self-performed all the cast-in-place concrete work, ensuring a high level of quality and a savings of both time and money.
The project also includes a four-level, 155,000-square-foot parking structure adjacent to the performing arts building. At the request of the client in the middle of the project, PCL was able to resequence the work to deliver the parking structure months ahead of schedule, in time for the commencement of fall classes.