Hill International to Manage Construction of Two Tri-State Performing Arts Centers
Hill International has received construction management contracts for two publicly funded performing arts centers on two college campuses located in the tri-state area.
The first is a $69 million, 30-month contract from the City University of New York to provide construction management on a performing arts center at Brooklyn College. The project will include the partial demolition of the existing Gershwin Theater, which along with the Whitman Theater is part of the original Brooklyn College Theater Complex built between 1953 and 1955 and the construction of a new 60,000-sq-ft multi-purpose theater. The new theater will consist of music rehearsal space, instructional spaces, theater support facilities and a lobby. Hill’s contract is worth about $7 million.
Within the New York metropolitan region, Hill has already provided both construction and project management services to a few other major cultural projects including the $18 million Queens Museum of Art, the $19 million Battleship USS New Jersey Memorial and Museum, the $40 million Museum of the City of New York and the $92 million National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
The second contract is a $4 million, four-year contract from the State of Connecticut of Public Works for the design and construction of a new $68 million performing arts center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. The new facility will be approximately 125,000 sq ft and will house two main performance spaces, a 350-seat concert hall and a 350-sear proscenium theater, instructional and support facilities.