Hall, Lincoln Park|
360 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Location: Midland, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Feb 2011 Construction Period: May 2011 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 29,027 Site: 1.2 acres. Number of
Building Sizes: First floor, 16,144; second floor, 12,883; total,
29,027 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 16'; second floor, 16', floor to
floor, 16'; total, 36' 6".
Basic Construction Type: New/structural steel/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer: Astorino - 227 Fort
Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
General Contractor: Castlebrook Development Group - 428 Boulevard
of the Allies, #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Civil Engineer: Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. - 846
Fourth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Acoustics, Communications & Theater Consultants: Harvey Marshall
Berling Associates - 1671 Park Road, #20, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Since Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center first opened its doors in
June, 2006, its mission has been to strengthen the cultural,
educational, and economic vitality of the community, by making
high-quality arts and education programs available, accessible, and
affordable for everyone.
Through the creative opportunities it offers to students, to local
residents, to Western Pennsylvania citizens, and to learners all over
the world, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, in Midland, Penn., is
committed to providing the highest-quality arts education opportunities
possible. In addition, the Center’s innovative partnerships with such
institutions as the Berklee College of Music, Kent State University, and
the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra provide unique opportunities to its
One of the Center’s partners is Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter
School. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (LPPACS) is a
community school that is redefining "community." LPPACS is a
tuition-free public charter school. It offers world-class training for
Pennsylvania students in music, theatre, dance, literary arts, media
arts, and health science and the arts, along with a flexible and
challenging academic program. LPPACS students can receive college-level
arts and academic instruction while still in high school. The school
serves 545 students in grades 7-12. All of these opportunities are
provided in the state of the art Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center,
equipped with numerous amenities.
In 2009 the Center hired Castlebrook Development LLC and JC Pierce LLC
to design and develop a new building to house a 400 seat dining/banquet
facility, outdoor performance space, and music studios that become
Alumni Hall. The site selected for the new dining facility and music
building is across from the Center, located in the south corner of
Lincoln Park, the epicenter of the small town. The site was occupied by
a former limestone structure, housing a covered stage; the structure was
demolished and the limestone will be repurposed in the construction of
new folly banner totems to be erected throughout the campus and the
Programmatically, the building functions are divided vertically, with
the dining/banquet hall food service facilities located on the first
floor and the music studios located on the second floor. The first floor
includes an entrance vestibule and lobby, full service commercial
kitchen and food court, dining/banquet hall, restrooms, storage, coat
room, and mechanical/electrical equipment. The grand stair and elevator
to the second floor are accessed from the entrance vestibule. An
elevated receiving area/loading dock services deliveries to the kitchen.
Students enter the first floor through the south entrance lobby, from
the outdoor plaza along Tenth Street. Direct access into Alumni Hall
occurs from the north entrance, from the park-side terraced entrance
plaza, and from the outdoor performance space. The radiating design of
the building floor plan is generated from the programmatic requirements
of the building functions, and from the desire to address the green lawn
space of Lincoln Park. The outdoor terraced performance space located on
the north side of the building addresses the natural amphitheater
created by the sloping lawn of Lincoln Park, and serves the needs of
both the Center and the community. The masonry walls of the south facade
contrast with the curved glass curtain wall of the north facade,
providing the building’s inhabitants with an abundance of natural light,
along with a year round view of the park from the first floor dining
hall and from the second floor music rooms. The floor-to-floor height is
sixteen feet, allowing for a coffered ceiling in the dining hall with
radiating bulkheads. The ceiling heights and resulting roof heights of
the second floor music department spaces vary by function and by
acoustical design considerations.
The design team was challenged with engineering the vertical and
horizontal acoustical separation between the building functions.
Vertical isolation for the second floor is achieved through either a
double concrete slab or Kinetics sound isolation pads, depending upon
the finish floor material. Horizontal separation is achieved through
sound attenuation insulation and Kinetics Isomax sound isolation clips
in the partition construction, acoustical panel wall and ceiling
treatments, and sound control door assemblies. Special consideration was
also taken with design of the low velocity forced air HVAC system so as
to minimize operational white noise, along with careful routing and
sound attenuation insulating of the ductwork.
The building operates to satisfy two very different functions in food
service as well as music education and performance, exceeding the
client’s expectations through a unique building design. The building is
the creation of a client with a great vision that appreciates and
demands design excellence, a talented design team of architects and
engineers that were able to translate that vision into reality, and a
committed developer and team of contractors that executed their work
with the highest quality and a tremendous amount of pride.
The Belden Brick Company
Commercial Cladding: Citadel Architectural Products
Wall System: Senergy - BASF Wall System
Membrane Roofing: Carlise Syntec
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer
Glass: Guardian Insulation: Thermafiber
Interior: Fry Reglet, Armstrong, Chicago Metallic
Openings: Graham Wood Doors, Modernfold
Flooring: Shaw, Armstrong, Crossville
Lighting: Sentry, Lithonia, Atlman, Gotham, Sentry, Phillips