ALICE GRIFFIN JEWEL BOX THEATRE
BIM AND PANELING
The panels within the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre served to enhance the rooms acoustic properties while sheathing the abundance of lights and equipment needed for future productions. Designed to visually lack simple geometry or easily discernable patterns, the mounting process was predicted to require extensive field correction of each panel prior to their final installation. EMI was able to improve the project without changing the original vision by utilizing ceiling mounted struts with predetermined angles for all of the uniquely placed panels. Early integration of technology into the design process allowed exact planning and design review months before work had even begun. These methods further decreased the installation time by having the additional ability of preventing errors. The ceiling mounted struts pre-determined positions, angles, and lengths inhibited any panels or adjacent work from being installed outside their intended alignment. EMI's BIM model was used to coordinate all other trades that were installed behind our custom panels, owing to the BIM models' universal utility.