The Center for the Performing Arts

Location: Carmel, IN
Client: City of Carmel and Carmel Redevelopment Commission
Architect(s): CSO Architects, Indianapolis and David M. Schwarz Architects, Washington DC
GSF: 160,000
Construction Cost: $ 126M
Completion: 2011
Awards: ABC Indiana Chapter Award of Excellence; ENR Midwest – Best Project in Cultural/Worship

Our firm served as the MEP engineering firm designing systems for this Performing Arts complex which included the Palladium Concert Hall, Tarkington Theater, Studio Theater plus parking garage and energy center. The Palladium is the premier concert venue in Central Indiana and has become a landmark building and the cornerstone in Carmel’s revitalized city center. The main performance space of the Palladium, based upon a traditional “shoebox” shaped concert hall, rises three stories with high ceilings and massive sound-reflecting walls. It accommodates 1,600 patrons with main floor, balcony, and side box seating.

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