Simpson & Simpson was hired midway through construction to assume management of this new 53,000 square-foot classroom building. The building includes a high-capacity multi-purpose room, environmental labs, chemistry labs, computer labs, and faculty offices. Sustainability features include solar panels and five wind turbines on the rooftop. The building achieved LEED Platinum certification.
The 17,000 square-foot theater inside the Cox Administration Building was renovated to seat 500 patrons on newly constructed risers with an orchestra pit to accommodate fifty musicians. Features included a new stage and stage house with fly-loft, rigging platforms, control room, catwalks, lobby with box office, concession stand, restrooms, and a new elevator to the mezzanine seating area. The project involved a complete renovation of the finishes, hardware, lighting and sound system. A new fire suppression system and security upgrades were also part of this project. Simpson & Simpson provided project/construction management services.