The Chauncey is a mix-use tower in downtown Iowa City, Iowa to be completed August 2019. The 15 story building includes film theatres, a bowling alley with an adjacent bar and cafe, lobby/gallery, office space on level 3-4, hotel rooms 5-7, and condo units on level 8-15. The 3 film theatres, 2 with raked seating and 1 flat floor, will be operated by FilmScene, a non-profit cinema with existing space in Iowa City. The challenges included sound and vibration isolation of the theatres from adjacent to the bowling alleys as well as from each other. The alleys for the bowling alleys rest on a vibration isolation subfloor to reduce impact into the building structure. Kirkegaard completed room acoustics, sound isolation and noise control design.

Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Rohrbach Associates PC Architects, Architect, Iowa City, IA
$55 million
Iowa City