Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
The restoration of the renowned Mahaiwe Theatre followed extensive structural and code-related upgrades including removal and replacement of all roofing systems, reconstructing/securing of all ceiling joists, balconies, stairs, and opera boxes, and new grid iron framing and rigging above the stage, substantial upgrades were made to the theater’s mechanical and electrical systems. Acoustically isolated mechanical rooms were constructed in the theater’s attic space to house the air handlers, involving highly complicated masonry and hoisting of structural steel support beams into the confined attic space with no existing entrances. Fit-out of the theater’s basement for 20 restrooms required lowering the existing floor elevation by 9”, which Allegrone accomplished by removing 184 tons of gravel and concrete by conveyer belt to the street.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Beryl Jolly
H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC, Hills Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc.