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..