PAC Exterior Elevator Rehabilitation Project
Project Update as of December 16, 2019
The contractor has completed their work on the new exterior vestibule, as well as upgrades to the interior cab. We are waiting on the final paperwork from the elevator company and will be opening the elevator within a few days.
The existing exterior elevator at the Performing Arts Center, provides pedestrian access from the street level to the upper floor and theaters of the PAC, as well as access to the campus main plaza. The elevator suffers from a number of chronic operational problems and issues, and has a history of not functioning and/or need for repairs.
The elevator lacks an exterior vestibule enclosure to protect the elevator from the weather and elements. Rain and snow consistently enters both the elevator shaft and interior cab when the doors open at the plaza level. This has lead to the elevator’s mechanical equipment breaking and rusting, the lower shaft filling with water, and has the potential to damage the interior of the elevator cab as well as interior building lobby spaces.
This project will look at a design that will provide protection for both the elevator and it’s passengers from the elements, repair existing damages, upgrade the elevator to current codes and increase energy efficiency, and restore a properly working elevator back to the campus.
Timeline / Construction Award
Lead Agency / State University Construction Fund
Design / Peter Gisolfi Associates
Contractor / BJB Construction Corporation
Budget / $