The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Location: Washington, DC

The project involved HSU as the Construction Manager at Risk, providing professional management and construction services for the South Block Renovation by means of a firm, fixed-price contract. HSU was a member of the project team, working with the Kennedy Center, Architect Grimm & Parker, and end-user National Symphony Orchestra, as well as other consultants.

HSU utilized its skill and knowledge of general contracting to develop schedules, prepare project construction estimates, study labor conditions, and perform site investigations to contribute to the development of the project during the pre-construction/design phase.

The project involved renovation of approximately 25,000 square feet, including interior demolition and build-back of dressing rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, offices, instrument storage rooms, mechanical ductwork and piping, plumbing, sprinkler system, electrical, fire alarm, and mechanical work.

Specific scope for the project included acoustics for the new rehearsal room, multi-purpose room (with both rooms requiring STC-rated doors), (4) sound-conditioned practice rooms, interior sound isolation, and HVAC noise control.

A specialty part of the project included the piano storage area, which houses the grand pianos used in the Main Concert Hall and installing a new HVAC unit for temperature and humidity control.