Performing Arts/Theater Sector
Old Dominion Insulation provided mechanical and plumbing insulation services for the massive renovations of the 176,000-square-foot historic theater. New bathrooms, concessions, elevators, coat rooms, lounges, catering kitchen, mechanical systems, carpets, drapes, lighting and box office was added to the facility. The original 1920’s ornate decorative elements, the lobby’s original floor and patterned wall tiles and a skylight were restored. The seats were also restored in their original wood form and updated with upholstered backs and fabric dyed to match the new stage curtain.
The facility also features renovated dressing rooms, a tour management office, a new crew room with a kitchenette, a new stage floor and curtain, a wardrobe area with a laundry room, and more than 50 set lines allowing complex set pieces to be quickly moved.
The basement-level ballroom received major upgrades including a new bar area, a temporary stage and a catering kitchen. Additionally, six lounges in the basement have upgraded concessions and furnishings.
Completed in 2014, the project finished on time with zero injuries. Gilbane-Christman was the general contractor.
James Madison University Performing Arts Center
Old Dominion Insulation provided mechanical and plumbing insulation services on the 175,000-square-foot performing arts center. The facility features a 450-seat proscenium theatre, 200-seat dance theatre, 150-seat studio theatre, 600-seat concert hall, 200-seat recital hall, lobby, shops, academic, office and supporting spaces.
The elaborate mechanical system consists of custom air handling units utilizing a special sound attenuation feature for sound control. The electrical and theatrical components bring state-of-the-art capabilities to the facility.
Completed in 2008, the project finished on time with zero injuries despite the challenging logistics of performing work on an active, busy campus environment. Old Dominion Insulation contracted with Riddleberger Brothers to perform the work. Nielsen was the general contractor.