Another Project Complete

What has…..?

13.7 tons of lifting capacity

8,725 linear feet of pipe custom powder coated in three colors

2,450 running feet of curtain track

4,100 yards of fabric

over 2000 concrete anchors

and is 800 miles away from iWeiss?

Answer:   DePaul University Theatre School

iWeiss had the pleasure of providing automation, rigging, and curtains for the newly constructed Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago IL.   We were excited to be working again with Cannon Design and Schuler Shook on this project.

The scope of the work included 18 multi-purpose studios outfitted with pipe grids with perimeter curtains tracks, a black box theatre, a single level lobby pipe grid, and a thrust theatre with 25 axis’ of automation manufactured and controlled by Stage Technologies.   Acoustical clouds designed and built by iWeiss, variable acoustical curtains, manual rigging, and a complete stage curtain package were also part of the project.

The work  required the entire iWeiss staff and was headed up by Senior Project Manager Richard Parks and Associate Project Manager Shannon Sullivan.

The job had a total duration of 23 months from start to finish with multiple trade coordination from the first concrete pour until opening.

We are proud to have been involved with this project and to be a part of the education that DePaul will be able to provide to their students with this new building.

Previous Work with Cannon Design – Roosevelt High School

Previous Work with Schuler Shook – McCaw Hall, David H. Koch Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Boston Opera House, and more..

Project Spotlight – Riverside Chruch

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We have enjoyed a long history with The Riverside Church in New York City. One of the largest Neo-Gothic style cathedrals in the United States, it contains three performance spaces – all of which we have worked in. The first- The Riverside Theatre- hosts numerous dance and arts festivals and its stage is a traditional proscenium […]

Safety Tip

Today’s safety tip . . . know how the pipes in your venue are hung.  Connections with couplings are no longer accepted in the industry.  Regularly check lift lines for proper terminations, frayed cable and the like.  If your purchase lines are still hemp, check that the hemp is not rotting or splintering.  When in doubt, contact an iWeiss ETCP professional to schedule a complete safety inspection.