Mount de Sales Academy | Center for Performing Arts & Student Life
Lewis Contractors provided Construction Management services for the new 20,484 SF stand-alone Center for Performing Arts & Student Life completed for the Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, Maryland. This project consists of ground-up construction of a two-story building inclusive of theater, classroom, and flex space, designed to be constructed into the site’s existing hillside. The site’s rear access drive was re-routed to provide for easier commuter access on and off campus and to accommodate the expected increase in traffic flow when school is in session. Site work in this initial Phase I also included the rework of existing sanitary piping and other underground utilities to prepare for the site for the installation of a new “smart” storm water management system.
Phase II of the project included the construction of a new two-story performing arts theater and student activities space. The space features a two-story lower lobby with a grand staircase leading to a dance studio and a multi-purpose area space with mezzanine seating and mobile, folding partitions allowing for flexible usage of the room including dance instruction and a lecture hall. The theater includes over 400 seats with a pronounced performance platform, a proscenium stage, tiered mezzanine seating, an acoustical ceiling with sound paneling, and advanced audiovisual technology. Backstage houses office spaces, dressing rooms, costume and prop storage, scene shop, and a loading dock for deliveries. The lower level interior includes a control room, concessions, and classroom space—including orchestra, choral, and practice rooms.