BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Bronxville High School auditorium was recently restored to its original grandeur with modern amenities with help from Mount Kisco-based architectural firm KG&D Architects, PC.
Over the theater’s 90-year lifetime, many changes have been made including a 1960s renovation that covered the windows and closed the original proscenium. The KG&D team sought to restore the auditorium to its original splendor and sophisticated upgrades were designed to meet 21st century standards. The multi-use, high-performing theater now features new seating configurations, balconies, new theater and HVAC systems, lighting and acoustic enhancements, restoration of the original windows and proscenium, and a new lobby addition.
The KG&D team worked with theater and acoustic specialists to create a cost-effective, energy efficient and sustainable design to improve the overall function, quality and accessibility of the auditorium and surrounding spaces.
The new theater includes these features:
- A 1,850-square-foot lobby addition that also serves as an instructional space and provides a direct public entrance
- New larger chairs and increased spacing for comfort, with a total of 508 seats
- Motorized stage rigging, LED theatrical lighting and integrated audio-visual systems
- Energy-efficient HVAC system with air conditioning and updated heating and cooling controls
- Restoration of the original larger proscenium opening and new stage flooring
- New auditorium floor layout to provide wheelchair accessibility
- New wood trim and paneling, coffered ceilings and bright interior spaces throughout
- New wrap-around balcony with improved sightlines
- New catwalks in the attic to access theater lighting
- New enlarged lighting control room
- Exterior terrace overlooking the courtyard
The complete KG&D Architects’ project team included Theatre Projects Consultants, Acoustic Dimensions, Damiano Barile Engineers and The DiSalvo Engineering Group.
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