Featured Project: Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts
LiRo provided construction management (CM/build) services on the renovation of the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Queens College campus. The project provided necessary upgrades to existing theater facilities and a museum, and also links these disparate cultural venues on the 77-acre campus.
The main venues are the Goldstein Theater; Colden Auditorium and Amphitheater; LeFrak Concert Hall; and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. Key elements of this project included architectural modifications to provide: new or updated theater lighting and sound systems; new, ADA-compliant restrooms; and the reconfiguration of lobbies and concession areas.
A new plaza connects the Goldstein Theater, Colden Auditorium and LeFrak Concert Hall, and features seat walls, new paving and lighting, and new handicapped-accessible paths to the complex. Project particulars include:
Goldstein Theater: Upgrades to the 476-seat theater include a new winch fly system, new split orchestra pit extension, and an improved theatrical light system.
Colden Auditorium: Upgrades include a new electric winch fly system and an audio system that includes components for hearing assistance and a new sound system for movies.
LeFrak Concert Hall: New elements include an informal lobby performance space and an upgraded acoustics and HVAC system.
Colden Amphitheater: Upgrades to the grass area include terraced seating, with a new entry and lobby, overstage grid, and new lighting positions.
Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Upgrades include an expanded gallery and new, museum-quality lighting.