Owner

Bergen PAC

Location

Englewood, New Jersey

Total Area

35,000 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design services

Consultants to RSA provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, acoustic, and lighting design services

Photo Credit

© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Bergen County Performing Arts Center Interior View

Bergen County Performing Arts Center - PAC

Program

Renovation of 1,300 seat main theater including 100 new seats

New HVAC system to allow year round operations

New theater lighting with suspended catwalk access

Renovations to lobbies, ticket office, concession areas, restrooms, and administrative offices

New emergency fire stair and accessible elevator

New facade and marquee

Challenges

Massive coordination effort to install new, quiet HVAC system into extremely tight space while preserving the existing architecture. This was achieved through implementation of a system of over-sized ductwork and extensive catwalk

Painstaking embellishment of theater's original Art Deco style in order to restore theater to its original splendor

Awards

  • Archi Award Commendation Design Award - 2000 - American Institute of Architects / Long Island Chapter
  • New Good Neighbor Award - 1999 - New Jersey Business & Industry Association