Theater & Arts Projects

Bard College – Fisher Performing Arts Center

Construction of a dramatic new Performing Arts Center for Bard College designed by renowned architect, Frank Gehry. Client:    Bard College Designer:    Frank O. Gehry Architects Size:    109,000 SF Facility includes a conventional 1,000 seat theater, a 400 seat black box theater, a concert shell and forestage lift, and full flying systems for… View Article

Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet Company and School is one of only a handful of facilities ever built in America exclusively for dance. It contains a soaring two-story performance space, multiple rehearsal rooms, classrooms, offices, and supporting areas for the Ballet Company and School. Working collaboratively with architect Graham Gund, DOC was able to significantly reduce construction… View Article

Dartmouth College – Hood Museum Renovation & Addition

Renovation and expansion of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, NH. The job was a combination of newly constructed facilities and restored and updated spaces from the original 1985 Charles Moore building. Client:    Dartmouth College Designer:    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Size:    62,400 SF Photography:    Michael Moran Studio  … View Article

Deerfield Academy – Performing Arts Center

This project included renovations and additions to Deerfield Academy’s existing Performing Arts complex on the east side of its campus.  Client:    Deerfield Academy Designer:    Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC) Size:    90,000 SF   Existing building was gutted to structure and completely redone. Renovations to the existing Black Box Theater Renovated art studios and… View Article

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

New construction of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a contemporary building situated in Amherst, MA adjacent to Hampshire College. Client:    Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation Designer:    Juster Pope Frazier Architects Size:    43,800 SF   Set on a 7.5 acre rural apple orchard. Extensive soil remediation with strict environmental controls…. View Article

Marist College – Steel Plant Studios

Renovation and addition to Marist’s Steel Plant Studio, a former industrial building that is home to the college’s Art Gallery and houses the Fine Arts and Fashion programs. Client:    Marist College Designer:    Robert A.M. Stern Architects Size:    47,500 SF Photography:    Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects   12,000-SF renovation of… View Article

Marist College – Student Center and Music Building

The Student Center renovation enhanced the entire building, including the Music Department’s Performing Arts Room and Nelly Goletti Theatre, and an expanded and completely renovated the student Dining Hall. Client:    Marist College Designer:    Robert A.M. Stern Architects Size:    49,000 SF   Gut renovation of the existing kitchen and servery. Extensive MEP upgrades… View Article

MIT Arts & Media Center

The Arts and Media Center at MIT remains a world-renowned center for visionary computer research. The facility was built to stand as a highly identifiable landmark, celebrating the relationship between fine arts and high technology. It contains a theater facility, leading-edge laboratory spaces, and structural sculptures integrated into the building’s interior and exterior. MIT selected… View Article

Northfield Mount Hermon School – Rhodes Art Center

As part of Northfield Mount Hermon School’s plan to consolidate onto one campus, this project to construct the new Rhodes Arts Center brought all aspects of the visual and performing arts to one centrally located venue. Client:    Northfield Mount Hermon School Designer:    CBT Architects Size:    63,000 SF   New complex with a… View Article

Phillips Exeter Academy – Center for Theater and Dance

Construction of a new Center for Theater Dance at Phillips Exeter Academy. The building is comprised of five levels including a large main stage 350 seat performance space with orchestra pit. Client:    Phillips Exeter Academy Designer:    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Size:    58,500 SF Photography:    Michael Moran Studio   H Piles,… View Article

Salem State University – Mainstage Theater

Project involved a complete gutting of the existing facility and rebuilding of the theater as part of the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.  Client:    DCAMM Designer:    Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects Size:    32,200 SF   Renovation of the 490-seat audience chamber. Stage and scene shop improvements. Additional space for… View Article

Smith College – Brown Fine Arts Center

Renovating 130,000 SF and expanding the Fine Arts Center an additional 30,000 SF was the most ambitious capital project in the history of Smith College located in Northampton, MA. Client:    Smith College Designer:    Polshek Architects (now Ennead Architects) Size:    160,000 SF   Existing portion of the building fully gutted and reconstructed. Nearly… View Article

UMass Amherst – Studio Arts Building

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons collaborated for the sixth time with the Gund Partnership to build a consolidated facility for the Art Department on the flagship campus. Client:    UMass Building Authority Designer:    Gund Partnership Size:    47,000 SF   Steel framed building with concrete on metal decks. V shaped building footprint. Curtainwall cube structure as… View Article

UPAC Broadway Theater Renovation

Located just a half mile down the street from DOC’s New York office, the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) project in Kingston, NY was one we were proud to get. The mid 1920’s built theater was in dire need of major upgrades to the electrical and mechanical systems throughout the building. Client:    Bardavon Designer:… View Article

Wellesley College – Davis Museum Renovations

DOC was retained to provide advice and guidance for corrective actions to portions of the renowned Davis Museum. After only fifteen years of use the museum required extensive upgrades for mechanical equipment, sound attenuation, roofing, glass and glazing. Client:    Wellesley College Designer:    James Gainfort Architects   Exterior envelope repairs. Installation of a second… View Article

Westminster School Performing Arts Center

Building the landmark Performing Arts Center at Westminster School transformed the architectural character of the campus. The new facility contains an extraordinary 400-seat theater for musical and dramatic productions, as well as a full complement of supporting spaces and equipment. This award-winning project designed by Graham Gund Architects didn’t just transform Westminster School. It also… View Article