New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Newark, New Jersey

Design Architect: Barton Myers

Project Engineers: Ove Arup and Partners

Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

Mechanical Contractor: Frank A. McBride Company

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center consisting of a 2,750-seat multi-use Prudential Hall, a 514-seat Victoria Theater, and a 3,000 square foot rehearsal space is a partnership between public and private interests. All those involved with the project see it as a sparking of economic and social revitalization of the oldest city in New Jersey, Newark. The facility anticipates performances by both national and international performing artists and companies.

A total of eighteen Buffalo Air units were designed to air condition the 250,000 square foot structure. Our Big Buffalo and Model K units were provided with a variety of components including, fans, motors, Aerofin heating and cooling coils, humidifiers, dampers and filters.

Sound was a critical factor in the design process. Special sound absorbing construction reduced the amount of noise generated by the units. A series of comprehensive tests were performed at our Amherst, Virginia facility to ensure that the units met stringent sound and aerodynamic criteria.