Orange County PAC

Performing Arts Center Fit-Out
Project Overview: 
The Orange County PAC houses several performance spaces, including the 1700-seat Segerstrom Concert Hall, a Music Theater, two rehearsal rooms, and supporting facilities. McLaren was engaged to provide structural and mechanical engineering services for the overhead and surrounding theatrical fit-out, as well as 3-D pre-visualization modeling and drafting of the acoustic canopies.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineered over one hundred large acoustic chamber doors, framed with steel and filled with shotcrete, and operated by custom electric linear actuators. These doors are opened and closed to adjust the acoustics of the concert hall. McLaren engineered winches and supports for vertically traveling acoustic banners and horizontally traveling curtains that are deployed from a variety of storage positions, if needed, to augment the acoustic properties of the canopies. McLaren also designed flipper doors for accessing speakers, winches for raising and lowering the central speaker cluster, and theatrical lighting trusses. In the accessory spaces, McLaren engineered pipe grids and curtain tracks for the Music Theater and large rehearsal room.
Service: 
Structural & Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Location: 
Costa Mesa, California
Client: 
JR Clancy
Project Type: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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68a - Orange County PAC (concert hall).jpg
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68b - Orange County PAC- Curved Acoustic Canopy.jpg
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68c - Orange County PAC (2).jpg
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Location
Costa Mesa, California

Client
JR Clancy

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Theatrical Fit-Out

Contract Period
2006

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural & Mechanical Engineering
Theatrical Fit-Out