Kutztown University


Kutztown, PA


Education & Cultural: Colleges & Universities


Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management

Schaeffer Auditorium Renovation and Addition at Kutztown University

STV served as owner’s representative and provided construction management services for the complete renovation of the 32,000-square-foot Schaeffer Auditorium building on the Kutztown University campus, as well as a 23,000-square-foot 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-square-foot 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.

Award Icon Project Recognition

2014 Project Achievement Award – Higher Education Renovation Projects Under $20 Million
Construction Management Association of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter