Post Associates Architects
40 Pearl Street N.W., #722, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Total Square Feet:
Construction Period: Dec 2000 to Nov 2001
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: C.D. Barnes Associates,
Inc. - 3437 Eastern Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Structural Engineer: JDH Engineering, Inc. - 3000 Ivanrest S.W.,
#B, Grandville, MI 49418
Electrical Engineer: Allied Electric - 2503 Waldorf Court N.W.,
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Mechanical Engineer: Quality Air Heating & Cooling - 3395
Kraft Sreet S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Landscape Architect: Cornelisse Design Associates, Inc. - 818
Sarasota Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49546
The Design/Build delivery system was selected for this project due to the aggressive one year time line. This was necessary for the owner to be in operation in time to meet the motion picture industry's largest film release period, Thanksgiving.
Unique to this state-of-the-art, 18 screen theatre entertainment, office and retail complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan is the 300 seat IMAX Theatre which is the world's largest motion picture format produced on a gigantic 52 by 72 foot silver screen.
The construction was conventional steel frame/masonry load bearing structural systems at the theatre areas and steel framed non-load bearing brick veneer walls at the two story retail and office areas. Aesthetic focal points include an exterior 60-foot high translucent panel beacon at the main lobby entryway and an interior skybridge walkway which connects retail and offices above the secondary lobby entryway. The complex is home to Jack Loews Theatres, Inc. new corporate headquarters. The total project included sitework and infrastructure for a $75 million 14.5 acre commercial development called Celebration! Village.
DIV 04: Brick: The Belden Brick
DIV 07: Membrane: Johns Manville; Roof Hatches: Bilco; Metal Roofing: Rollcom.
DIV 08: Special Doors: Overhead Door; Wood Doors: Oshkosh; Translucent Curtainwall: Kalwall; Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall.
DIV 09: Acoustical Tiles: Kinetics Noise Control; Metal Framing: Clark Steel; Insulation: Knauff; Floor Grids: Balco; Vinyl Base, Stair Treads: Johnsonite; VCT: Armstrong; Ceramic Lobby Tile: Summitville.
DIV 10: Toilet & Bath Accessories: ASI; Toilet Partitions: American Sanitary.