Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
The Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education
houses the arts education department of New Jersey Performing Arts
Center and is situated adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. The
Lucent Technologies Center building underwent renovations as an
"adaptive reuse" project and opened in the spring of 2001.
The facility contains a theater, two dance studios, seven classrooms,
nine practice rooms, and office space.
The facilities of the Center are designed to
support educational department programs and to stage modest performances.
The theater accommodates approximately 150 people on demountable
risers, and is equipped with acoustical curtains, sound and communication
systems, a production lighting system, and pipe grid. The mirrored
dance studios have the requisite sprung floors and ballet barres.
Music practice rooms are also equipped with acoustical curtains
and other acoustic treatment to minimize noise.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened
in 1997 and is composed of two major performance spaces - Prudential
Hall and Victoria
Theatre - a striking all-glass lobby, restaurants, dressing
rooms, founders lounge, bar, cafe and gift shop. Every year the
Center presents a multitude of touring groups and companies along
with performances by its New York City's American
Ballet Theatre, and NJPAC's resident company, the New
Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for the Lucent Technologies
Center for Arts Education. The Architect for this renovation/adaptive
reuse was Kaplan
Gaunt DeSantis Architects, of Red Bank, New Jersey.