Princeton University

Princeton University

Princeton University

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Established in 1746, Princeton University is one of seven “Ivy League” colleges and perhaps the most recognized and esteemed university in the world.  The sprawling grounds consist of 180 buildings on a 500 acre campus and the University includes such notable alumni as Presidents James Madison, Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy, First Lady Michele Obama, and US Supreme Court justices Samuel Alito, Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor to name a few.

Starlite is honored to have been trusted to provide engineered audiovisual, lighting, dimming and control solutions to this prestigious and esteemed institution.

 

Projects

  • Architectural Dimming and Control System
  • Audiovisual Additions & Upgrades
  • Class of 1970 Theatre at Whitman College
  • Computer Science Building
  • EQuad Building
  • Macmillan Building
  • McCosh Hall
  • McDonnell Hall
  • Nassau Hall
  • New South Building
  • Theatrical Lighting System Upgrades and Accessories
  • Thomas Laboratory
  • Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre
  • Whitman College Community Hall

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

Simpson Center for the Performing Arts

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The prestigious Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA had big plans for their outdated gymnasium space. With a tight deadline and a $500,000 budget, they called on Starlite to help transform the gym into a multi-purpose performance and event venue. Starlite’s directive was to design a versatile space with the flexibility to host a wide array of events such as musicals, concerts, lectures, and theater performances. With only a two-month deadline, Starlite’s Integration Department quickly mobilized its team and got down to business with the construction team.

The space was upgraded with a state-of-the-art video and projection systems, including an NEC 8,000 lumen laser projector, a Draper Paragon 132″ x 211″ screen and Crestron distribution and control.

The client also wanted attendees in the lobby of the Simpson Center and in their Skye Room to be able to view performances as they were happening live. To do that, Starlite installed two 65″ Sony Bravia screens in the lobby area, a Sony BRC-z700 camera to be used with the Vaddio Quick-Connect CCU, ProductionVIEW controllers and an AV Bridge as well as a NEC preview monitor.

Prior to this upgrade, the school had previously held small-scale productions in various hallways or open-spaces throughout the school. Now the new space boasts a 45′ x 45′ pipe grid from which to hang lights, scenery and drapery, sound reinforcement, distributed audio/video, video projection, acoustical curtains and track systems, performance space house lighting, and theatrical lighting.

Audio components of the new space consisted of Soundcraft’s Si Performer 2, Mini Stagebox 32, Compact Stagebox and for DSP the BSS BLU-806. The speaker and amplification were a combination of JBL speakers, subwoofers and distributed speakers paired with Crown DCi amplifiers for enhanced performance sound quality.

Lastly, the crew installed ADC curtain tracks with Curtains, Cyclorama and Scrim. Then they gave the performance space the ultimate upgrade with ETC lighting and dimming system which included (30) ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr and (20) ETC Selador Desire D40 Lustr+ fixtures.

Architect

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP

Civil Engineer

Chester Valley Engineers

Theater Consultant

Fisher Dachs Associates

Acoustics & A/V Consultant

Marshall/KMK Acoustics

MEP & Structural Engineer

Bala Consulting Engineers

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

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Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino and Resort needed a complete solution after management decided to covert a section of its casino into the retro ‘70s- and ‘80s-themed dance club, Boogie Nights. The venue comprised a long space just off the casino floor with three sections, including a dance floor area, a bar, and a lounge, as well as a VIP area and a balcony area that performers and dancers access.

Starlite was approached to design and install the venue’s entire audio, video, control, and lighting system to help boost Boogie Nights as a premier night club featuring unprecedented sound, intelligent lighting, fog and bubble machines, video projectors, and the biggest disco ball on the Atlantic City strip.

“Starlite did a fantastic job with the entire project, especially since the installation experience was very challenging,” said David Peña, Owner of Boogie Nights. “Since the club is a transformation of a huge open space, it was a difficult room to fill evenly with audio. The sound system is incredible! Customers constantly comment on how impressed they are and how clean it sounds. The lounge area has great energy while allowing patrons to still have a conversation due to the ability to direct sound. The loudspeakers most definitely complete the Boogie Nights experience. Some of our other clubs have JBL and we have always had great experiences with their products. JBL is a name I feel comfortable with and I know their speakers are dance quality.”

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