Designing for the performing arts provides a great opportunity to focus on many aspects of structural engineering design and to bring them together for a final spectacular space. With structures associated with the performing arts, a heightened awareness is needed of serviceability issues such as vibration, deflection and sound transmission, which can directly and dramatically affect the experience of the audience. In addition to these concerns are the simple geometric demands of the structure such as clear height and clear span of performance halls and the intricate detailing and coordination necessary for balconies, the proscenium opening and fly spaces.

“We regularly turn to Providence Engineering for sound advice and practical solutions for our engineering needs. We have had the privilege to work on many projects together, from several hundred thousand square foot manufacturing facilities to the smallest of repairs, and time and time again Dan Fichtner and colleagues at Providence have proven to be an invaluable and trusted resource for our team.”

Patrick J. Dolan
DOLAN CONSTRUCTION

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