Schaeffer Auditorium Renovation and Addition Construction Management (Kutztown, PA)
STV served as owner’s representative and provided construction management services for the complete renovation of the 32,000-sf Schaeffer Auditorium building on the Kutztown University campus, as well as a 23,000-sf building addition. The renovation of the existing three-level auditorium included the replacement of the original slate roof and wood windows and doors; replacement of stage rigging, theater lighting and new AV systems and motorized acoustic banners; replacement of the existing 755 fixed seats with new fixed seating for 826; and replacement of existing window treatments with new motorized blackout window shades and draperies. The new L-shaped addition includes new “smart technology” music classrooms and two rehearsal rooms with a 2,500-sf large rehearsal hall for the school’s music department, which was designed acoustically to accommodate the marching band practices without any sound transfers into adjacent classroom spaces. The auditorium re-opened in September 2013.