University of Tampa Performing Arts Center
Description: The Ferman Center for the Arts Building is a new 4-story, 90,000 Sq Ft building which includes a recital hall, black box theater, classrooms, practice rooms, art and dance studios, faculty and administrative offices and student study spaces.
The central focus of the building includes a multi-use lobby space that provides gallery walls for displaying artwork, which leads into another area for music and dance performances. Above this elevated performance area is a combination study and gallery. The two are connected by an artistic, circular stair which features a performance stage mid-landing that is suitable for musical performances.
Raynor Scope of Work: Raynor Company Group was employed with the task of providing and installing all the interior and exterior metal framing and drywall. This scope of work began in January of 2020 and was completed on January 15th of 2021.
Raynor had to install new exterior metal stud framing and sheathing at the perimeter walls, new casting/sand pit areas, and an exterior chase for the ventilation and exhaust of the casting furnace. An exterior framed sub-ceiling was also installed under the Paint Studio at the courtyard.
The interior scope of work consisted of new framing and drywall of sound isolated partitions with up to 8 layers of drywall, soffits, and acoustically insulated ceilings suspended by utilizing over 1500 Kinetic Spring Vibration Isolation Hangers. In addition, the framing and sheathing of the new center circular stair features a performance stage mid-landing as well as a state-of-the-art Sound Recording Studio consisting of four rooms on the 4th floor. This project was completed as a fully certified LEED project.
Awards: 2021 Education Facility Award Over $1,000,000.00 (Florida Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association)
- Owner: University of Tampa
- Contractor: EWI Construction
- Architect: KWJ Architects
- hSub-Contractor: Raynor Company Group