Creative Alliance | Arts Education Center
The Creative Alliance’s (CA) main goal for the project is to create a facility from the ground up that provides an open artistic environment that supports innovation and encourages the creative process. Phased construction at the location began with the demolition of the 6,600 SF existing commercial building and replaced with a 10,000 SF two-story building that houses classrooms to serve CA’s education programs. The new structure includes a dance studio/multipurpose room, visual arts studio, arts education classrooms, visitor lounge, teaching kitchenette, reception desk, bathrooms complete with shower facilities, and a two stop 3,000 lb. elevator. The exterior of the building will be a combination of brick and fiber cement board cladding over a two-hour exterior wall assembly. The work includes cast-in-place concrete for the building’s foundation footings, structural steel framing, structural and non-structural wood framing, flush and stamped metal doors and fire doors, stamped solid and hollow core wood doors, glazed aluminum storefront window units and entrances, and interior finishes such as woodwork ceramic floors and wall tile, a sprung wood dance floor, luxury vinyl tile, and associated painting.