Davis, Brody, Bond / Grimshaw and Partners
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, - EMPAC -
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
EMPAC is a unique building, offering facilities that can be found nowhere else under a single roof. The building contains a wide and very flexible range of major venues, a 1,200-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a 3,500-square-foot studio, and a 2,500-square foot studio-as well as suites for artists-in-residence, rehearsal spaces, and student and support facilities.
This Design Assist contract enabled the team to digitally resolve any potential conflicts in the construction process well in advance of onsite construction. Several steel pieces were moved and connections adapted during these clash detection sessions.