Hess Center for the Arts
Bala Consulting Engineers provided engineering services for the expansion and renovation of the school’s performing and visual arts center. The project addressed needed maintenance issues that accumulated over the past 25 years, expanding the auditorium and provided spaces to showcase the students' work. Renovations included restoration of existing millwork in the Memorial Building, replacing windows and entrances, masonry restoration, new HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm, electrical and lighting systems.
Additions include an art gallery and a new 160-seat music performance space, known as the Elizabeth Wachsman Concert Hall, which is one of five performance spaces on the center’s main floor.