The new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) incorporates many separate, specialized performance and research venues including an acoustically advanced concert hall that seats 1,200, a 400-seat theater and numerous studios and halls.The south block consists of a rectangular building complex clad with aluminum façades. The steel façades of the north block consist of solid stick systems and a circulating water-heated mullion-transom façade of thick-wall triangular profiles. Indeed, this is the first curtain wall with integrated heating system ever installed in America. The unusual hull-shaped concert hall is situated between the two blocks and can be seen from the outside through the dramatic 30.5 m (100 ft) high glass curtain wall.
Scope of Work
5,500 sqm (59,200 sq ft) of aluminum façades, steel & glass façades. Top hung open out windows.