Idyllwild Performing Arts Center


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Escalante Architects approach to the 2009 Idyllwild Arts Academy iPAC design competition. the design team employed a systems-based approach to sustainability in the design of the iPAC (Idyllwild Performing Arts Center), which included a Theater, Concert Hall and Amphitheater.

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Idyllwild Performing Arts Center

  1. 1. A Sustainable Systems Integration Approach to the Idyllwild Arts Academy Performing Arts Center (IPAC) Escalante Architects Ana Escalente, AIA Founder and Principal 121 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.323.1925 December 2008
  2. 2. Summary• 1. What we are going to talk about.• 2. What we are talking about.• 3. What we just talked about.
  3. 3. Project Team• Design Architect: Escalante Architects• Ana Escalante, AIA - Founding Principal• Cliff Cortland– Partner• Ivan Ivanov – Designer• Stan - Designer• Dicle Bath - Designer• Ashi Martin - Designer• Zach Morgan - Designer• Matias Cena - Designer• Executive Architects: HMC• Planning: Green Design Build, Alex Meyerhoff• Structural: J. A. Martin & Associates• Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical & Sustainability: IBE Consulting Engineers• Civil Engineer: Sanborn A&E• Acoustical Engineer: Nagata Engineering• Landscape Architect: TKD & Associates Idyllwild Arts Academy , Idyllwild California
  4. 4. Ana Bio “SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN PRINCIPLES” Creating Community through Design“Architecture is frozen music.” - Goethe
  5. 5. Setting: Idyllwild, CaliforniaSettingLocation: 33°44′44″N, 116°42′58″WElevation 5,000’ mslAve. Temp.: 55.2 Ave. Min.: 39.7 Ave. Max.: 70.7Annual Rainfall: 14.6”Snowfall: 39.3”Pop: 3,504 (2000)
  6. 6. Challenge/Project Objective• Create a viable educational laboratory, with a theater and concert hall, which establish the Idyllwild Arts Academy as the nation’s preeminent arts preparatory school; and• Provide a creative environment in which the next generation of musical and dramatic practitioners can hone their craft, while also providing for a range of artistic experiences for diverse audiences within both the school and community at large.
  7. 7. Concept: A Sustainable Approach to Design "Sustainability is an economic state where the demands placed upon the environment by people and commerce can be met without reducing the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations.” •Leave the world better than you found it •Take no more than you need •Try not to harm life or the environment •Make amends if you do source:
  8. 8. A Green or “Sustainable” Approach to DesignTeam Philosophy: Functionality• Devise an architectural program serving students and faculty as well as community members.• Use high quality materials to enhance indoor & out-door experiences.• Create a repertoire of public spaces.• Reinforce pedestrian circulation.• Maximize efficiency.
  9. 9. “Sustainable Design”Creating Community Through DesignTeam Philosophy: Integrate Systems• Utilize green or sustainable systems to meet program requirements.•Balance project solutions into an integrated and seamless whole.• Engineer solutions to specific site and climatic challenges.• Enhance accessibility pursuant to the “Americans with Disabilities Act”• Control variables to ensure success: schedule, budget and quality.
  10. 10. Site Analysis and Environmental Assessment• Climate• Hazards – Wildfire• Drainage/Vegetation• Topography (+ 7 feet)• Vernacular Architecture• Seismic Requirements• Circulation, Access and Egress
  11. 11. Sustainable System Integration – Designed for Maximum Performance • Integrated Wall and Roof Panel Structural Systems • Mechanical Systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical) • Glazing Systems (High performance glass, and thermally broken frames) • Acoustic Design Systems • Renewable/Local Resources & Technology (Budget Driven) • Cladding – Sustainable Harvest Wood • Energy Modeling – “Fluid Dynamics Analysis”
  12. 12. Preliminary Design Ideas (SWOT Analysis, We can rephrasethis as a Strength, Weakness Opportunities and ThreatAnalysis) •Framing Views •Existing Campus Vernacular •Sustainability and Systems •Climatic Variation and Temperature •Response to Climate •Solar Orientation •Building Mass •Systems Integration •Outdoor/Indoor Permeability •Landscape Design •Daylight and Night Skies •Loading and Exiting •Circulation •Energy Conservation •Prevailing Winds •Topography •Vegetation •Fire Regime •Ambient Noise •Separation of Functions •Acoustical Design •Structural Integrity •Educational Mission •Community Resource •Exterior Finishes and Cladding •Creating Public Space and Seasonal Courtyards •Rooted in Local Vernacular and Building Function •Life Cycle Costs (Operations and Maintenance)
  13. 13. Theatre ProgramBuilding Area 10,000 sf.• Seating for 200• Stage 3,700 sf.• Green Room 1,500 sf.• Fly Tower 45’• Proscenium 15’ x 30’• Thrust stage• Restrooms• Star Gazing Deck• Lighting and Sound Booths• Lobby• Storage• Dressing Rooms• Mechanical Room• Electrical Room• Elevator• Circulation, Exiting• Loading Dock
  14. 14. Concert Hall Program• Building Area of 10,000 sf• Indoor Seating 300• Amphitheater – 300 outdoor seats• Stage 2,500 sf.• Green Room 2,500 sf.• Restrooms• Lighting Booth• Sound Booth• Lobby• Dressing Rooms• Storage• Mechanical Room• Electrical Room• Circulation, Exiting• Loading Dock
  15. 15. Massing Studies
  16. 16. Acoustic and Structural Studies
  17. 17. Context and Planning
  18. 18. Design Approach
  19. 19. Site Plan
  20. 20. InteriorsPhiladelphia Theatre Company
  21. 21. Acoustical Design Parameters “The acoustic performance of an interior space is one of the most crucial and widely debated aspects of architectural design for the performing arts.” William Weathersby, AR 05.99 Concert Hall Specifications – Reverberation Time (RT60) at 500 Hz is approximately 2.0 seconds (Unoccupied) and 1.9 Seconds (Occupied) – Misc. Acoustic Parameters • EDT, Clarity (C80), D50 – Noise Criteria (NC from HVAC) over the entire auditorium is below NC-15
  22. 22. Concert Hall
  23. 23. Theater
  24. 24. Sustainable Materials and Systems (USGBC)• Low Emitting Materials• Structural Insulated Panels• High Performance Glazing• Structural Wood (Glue Laminated Beams)• High Efficiency Mechanical Systems• Drought Tolerant Landscape• Energy Efficient Lighting• Water Efficient• Solar Energy
  25. 25. Elevations
  26. 26. Floor Plans
  27. 27. Theater Roof Plan
  28. 28. Perspective Drawings
  29. 29. Construction Budget – Funds AllocationPermits and Fees $204,714General Conditions $241,000Site Work $1,946,000Concrete $584,000Metal $1,906,000Wood 2,240,000Mechanical $2,100,000Electrical $880,000Systems $870,000Interiors $1,020,000Total $11,991,714Total Building Area 20,000 sfCost Per Square Foot $600/sf for details.
  30. 30. Design and Construction TimelineProject Initiation January 2009Programming Jan 2009 (4 Weeks)Conceptual Design Feb 2009 (4 Weeks)Schematic Design May 2009 (20 Weeks)Design Development Dec 2009 (26 Weeks)Construction Documents Jun 2010 (26 Weeks)Bidding Aug 2010 (8 Weeks)Plan Check Sep 2010 (12 Weeks)Construction Period Feb 2012 (18 Months)Project Delivery March 2012 for details.
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