Architectural Fabrication: Out-of-the-Ordinary Concepts Brought to Life
At Performance Solutions we take immense pride in our unrivaled experience and skills in the world of architectural fabrication. We are an award-winning group that brings 25 years of design, project management, and construction expertise to your projects. In this blog post, we will unveil the essence of architectural fabrication and how our expertise turns concepts into awe-inspiring reality.
Custom interior and exterior fabrication services for most architectural applications are one of our primary offerings. Within this set of services, we build quality interactive, structural, and scenic elements for theatres, museums, galleries, churches, and educational facilities. Turnkey design services combined with a highly developed engineering capability gives us a competitive edge in this category and help to ensure your satisfaction.
Your vision comes first. Before we start a project, our metalwork shop team works with our digital fabrication and detailing departments to ensure an accurate understanding of the concept we are bringing to life. This, in turn, leads to an efficient and smooth production process.
Case Study: Arizona State University “Grand Hall” Reconfiguration
The Challenge: Transform the hall into a multi-purpose space that:
A) allows students and faculty to meet in a colosseum-style seating environment, informal and casual, maybe with pillows to sit on, and
B) easily transforms into a formal auditorium, with comfortable individual seating for lectures and special events.
Question: How do we accomplish the transformation from casual to formal?
Performance Solutions, in collaboration with Richard Smerdon and the Theatre Consultants Group, created what we refer to as the Stow and Stay seating system. Simply put, with a push of a button, the seats, which are PLC controlled and mounted on moving frames, retract into the “steps” of the space, disappearing quietly, efficiently, and protecting the seats from damage.
Stow and Stay seating allowed our client the ability to transform a room from a casual lounging area to a formal presentation space. The system also allowed the university to mix and match the type of seating required for any specific event. For example, they may retract a row of seats to improve accessibility. Additionally, the appropriate number of seats can be deployed to suit the audience size for a more intimate experience.
Architectural fabrication is more than just a process; it is an art form that requires a perfect blend of creativity, expertise, and dedication. At Performance Solutions, we embody these qualities in every project we undertake. Our experience, precision, and innovation set us apart in the world of architectural fabrication and beyond.
Collaboration and accurate communication have been the keys to our 25 years of success in this field of custom metal fabrication. If you have a project that demands high standards and experienced, competent creators, let’s get together and come up with a solution for you!
This short video helped the customer to understand what we were envisioning for the space.
- Includes seats, subfloor, motors & controller
- Sturdy steel frame
- Deck rated for 150 PSF
- Meets all building & electrical codes
- Stamped by professional engineer
- 120 VAC*
- Cycle speed less than 60 sec
- Proximity limit switches