The Glenlyon-Norfolk School’s Pemberton Woods Campus, discreetly located in the surrounding residential neighbourhood, provides a quiet and picturesque home for the school’s new, 375-seat Performing Arts Theatre. The school required the project to include significant sustainability goals and a design that would respect the neighbours.
The facility was also to include strategies to incorporate expansion of the mechanical systems to serve the future development of the campus facilities, as projected in the campus master planning study. The Performing Arts Centre (the Centre) includes the theatre, rehearsal and stage properties spaces.
AME provided mechanical systems design for the Centre including the plumbing, fire protection, HVAC and control systems. The primary goals of the mechanical systems were audience/performer comfort and exceptional acoustic performance.