The three-story Stage House provides players and performers with wellness facilities that feature premium locker rooms, physical therapy and exercise spaces, catering and food prep areas, and media and production rooms. The VIP Club rounds out the Stage House, with all finishes designed to be durable for large events while still providing the elegance of an intimate venue, including vegetative ceiling and walls, fossilized moss, custom woodwork, and imported tile flooring.
The first of its kind to grace a coastal shoreline, the structural steel cantilever canopy system consists of braided steel cables imported from Germany and a sky deck system for entertainment equipment used only in high-end venues. The project team collaborated with the manufacturer to strategically retrofit this unique product using custom stainless materials that prevent salt air corrosion.
Due to the tight 12-month schedule and vast scope of work, Choate’s in-house Virtual Design + Construction (VDC) team set the tone for the overall success through creative uses of technology. Without original as-builts available, the VDC team established value with laser scans, BIM/3D-modeling and virtual tours. Working together with design partners and ownership, Choate hosted virtual reality model reviews, utilizing Oculus VR-Goggles.
Such reviews played a vital role in decision-making related to design elements, layouts, and materials. The VDC team’s expertise was especially beneficial throughout the value engineering process, saving time and money from potential rework, and yielding confidence in the schedule.
To keep the schedule, interior design and project construction had to move forward in concert with one another, so Choate worked seamlessly with the design team to coordinate the entire process. Consistent communication and open collaboration instilled confidence, and the resulting teamwork mentality paved the way for a successful completion. The outcome is a state-of-the-art facility that provides entertainment from world-class athletes and performers while stimulating the local economy for years to come.
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Former salon is transformed into the Lowcountry's premier Urgent Vet Clinic