DePaul University New Theater School

  • Client: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Size: 168,000 square feet
  • Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering, Low Voltage Technology

WMA provided design and coordination of MEP/FP and IT services for this new 168,000 square foot Theater School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. The 5-story building, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects houses a 300-seat auditorium, lounges, scenery shops, faculty offices, design/model studios, seminar rooms, video/sound studios, classroom and workshop rooms, flexible theater, costume shops, and a lecture hall. The project was awarded LEED Gold certification by reducing energy consumption through the use of fitted glass throughout, green roof areas, and day-lighting for offices, design studios and classrooms. The total project cost was $70 million.

Completed 2013

LEED Gold Certified

2014 Merit Award for the CBC/COAA Owners’ Choice Award