With 200,000+ people a year coming through the doors at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, it is by far the larges and most active destination for dance in New York City. And Cerami was there at conception, bringing to life Ailey’s growth and vision for the future with the acoustical, audiovisual, and IT consulting services. Part of the expansion is the Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing, which added three floors to the west side of Ailey’s building to provide four additional dance studios, two new flexible classrooms, and added administrative office space. The project has also enabled Ailey to renovate existing dressing rooms, lounges, restrooms, and the company’s costume shop.
Signature Solution: The addition of four new dance studios above the existing dance studio spaces revealed the necessity for thoughtful acoustic considerations. With the project team, we coordinated the design of isolated floors for all dance studios and assisted in the coordination between the isolated floor and the Harlequin Dance Floor. Additionally, we provided audio visual design throughout the studios and designed a unique Wi-Fi solution for dancers and students. We aided in the design of the curtainwall to provide sufficient acoustic separation between the exterior noise sources and the dance studios to provide an optional studio experience for all occupants.
lu+ Bibliowicz Architects
Jaros Baum & Bolles
Gilsanz Murray Steficek