UMB MSTF Auditorium
North Point Builders was the General Contractor for the Medical School Teaching Facility Auditorium on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. The7,320 SF auditorium was showing signs of age, needed major technology updates, and was not compliant with ADA regulations for seating and access areas.
The renovation replaced the stage, added ADA accessibility areas, updated mechanical systems, installed automated lighting systems and stage lighting, added glass guardrails, upgraded all finishes, and renovated the vestibule. The balcony seating areas were reconstructed using an engineered concrete stadium riser system. To meet ADA seating regulations, North Point Builders replaced 412 seats on the main level and an additional 292 seats on the balcony level for a total auditorium seating capacity of 704. Acoustical treatments and a state-of-the-art AV system was installed in the auditorium, enhancing the overall room sound quality.
Completing this renovation within an occupied building on the active University of Maryland, Baltimore campus presented challenges with project logistics including material staging and performing work. The urban setting limited the amount of space outside the building that could be utilized for deliveries, staging, and parking. Reconstructing the balcony seating area with the engineered concrete stadium riser system required detailed planning and coordination not only with University of Maryland, but also with Baltimore City. Accommodating traffic and school activities, the concrete was poured during off-hours. By completing this critical path task during a period of low traffic and pedestrian activity, there was minimal impact to the public and no sacrifice to the project schedule.
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