Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. The CPA New Arts Building includes a new 570-seat multipurpose auditorium, an 1800 square foot flexible Blackbox theatre, and ancillary spaces. The auditorium is primarily designed to support amplified theatre, music, dance performances and student assemblies while providing a natural acoustic environment that support but mostly does not detract from amplified events. The school puts on over 15 arts performances per year. The auditorium features a state of the art sound right-center-left reinforcement system with video projection, fly tower with full theatrical rigging capabilities, in-house mix position, and orchestra pit as of which supports the school's strong musical theatre program. The Blackbox theatre has a catwalk system for rigging, full perimeter drapes, and seating risers to support a variety of seating and performance layouts. Ancillary spaces include offices and conference spaces for the department staff and Headmaster as well as Dressing Rooms, Control Rooms, Green Room, Makeup Room, Scene Shop, and Loading Dock. Kirkegaard provided acoustics and audiovisual services working closely with the school to meet all their needs while be very careful of the project budget restraints.
Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC, Architect, Nashville, TN
Schuler Shook, Chicago, IL, Theater Consultant