AP Tops Out New Silverthorne Performing Arts Center
SILVERTHORNE, CO Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), along with OZ Architecture, Lake Dillon Theater Company and the Town of Silverthorne celebrate the topping out of a new performing arts theater. The theater is located adjacent to the Silverthorne Pavilion on Blue River Parkway, along Highway 9 and is expected to be a wonderful addition to the local community as well as a great attraction for mountain tourists.
This partnership between the town of Silverthorne, Colorado, and the Lake Dillon Theater Company will house all theater operations including offices, classrooms and performance and rehearsal spaces. The Lake Dillon Theater Company is a professional theatre company that provides unique, accessible performing art experiences in a "black box" environment. The new 16,000-square-foot theater will allow for greater programming and performing arts education. The structure will feature a 130-seat black box theater, as well as a secondary performance space, two classrooms and a lobby for public use.
The tradition of topping out a building is a milestone event for the construction of the building, signifying the top-most point of the structure has been reached. Everyone involved in the project signed the walls of the black-box theater, representing the collaborative effort the project takes.
"The fantastic part of this project is its design for flexibility," said Senior Vice President of AP Tom Horsting. "With multiple uses, it will be a great addition to Silverthorne."
The design-build team will be finishing construction of the $8M facility in March 2017. The project team planned construction around the challenges of winter weather and mountain construction with a strict safety plan. Part of the project's approach took into account the Town's scheduled community events and activities. The next-door Silverthorne Pavilion is a popular wedding and reception venue; the team ensured public safety was a priority and events were not hindered by the construction.