ABOUT THE PROJECT:

This project required the complete renovation of the 80-year old Kawananakoa Middle School Auditorium. The 14,000 square-feet building now holds a larger concert stage, updated highly technical theatrical lights & sound, new air-conditioning system, new auditorium seating, fixtures, windows, finishes, and new vinyl plank siding to mimic the original redwood siding. The concert hall seats 623 people, and the new “black box” lab-style theater seats 100.  The project includes new second floor concrete mezzanine, control room, elevator, and scenic shop.  RSI gutted the entire interior of the existing theater including the existing concrete slab-on-grade leaving the exterior and roofing intact.  Extensive and careful excavation and site work was done within the existing framing for new structural footings, concrete SOG, risers, and mezzanine.  Careful coordination was needed to rough-in all of the MEP, AV, and theatrical components.