Performing Arts


Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Aventura, FL (2010)

ED+A provided room acoustic criteria, noise control, theatre design, design details, audio/video, and construction administration services for the new Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. Nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway, this new facility holds a 320-seat proscenium theatre, lobby, administrative offices, dressing rooms, green room, loading dock, security, and ancillary support spaces.

Architect: PGAL Architects, Boca Raton, FL


Busch Gardens Madagascar Theater
Tampa, FL (2012)

Busch Gardens recently debuted its newest live show, Madagascar Live, at the Stanleyville Theater in Tampa, Florida. ED+A developed acoustical design approaches for the structure to reduce unwanted noise and provided mechanical noise control for this project.

Architect: Meyer Associates, Tampa, FL


Busch Gardens Timbuktu Theater
Tampa, FL (2013)

The Timbuktu Theater at Busch Gardens is a 600-seat live animal show venue in Tampa, Florida. ED+A provided acoustic consulting, mechanical noise control, a stage rigging system design, and a stage lighting system design for this project.

Architect: Meyer Associates, Tampa, FL


Carver Theatre
Orlando, FL

This 320-seat "black box” performing arts theatre will lay at the heart of The Renaissance at Carver Square. Intended to accommodate a wide range of performances, architectural acoustics consulting firm ED+A is providing room acoustics, mechanical noise control, and audio/video systems design consulting services for the theatre and supporting spaces.

Architect: Turner Associates Architects, Atlanta, GA *Rendering courtesy of Turner Associates


Century Village Auditorium
West Palm Beach, FL (2005)

This project involved the renovation of the auditorium as a result of damage sustained during a hurricane. ED+A's scope of work focused on room acoustics, mechanical noise control, and sound isolation, with plan and document review, design development, and recommendations for audio system design.

Yoshino Architecture,Boca Raton, FL


Hardman Auditorium
Lake Wales, FL (2006)

This project involved the adapted reuse of a 1919 High School into a 400-seat performing arts space. Services provided by ED+A included room acoustics, sound isolation, architectural plan review, and development of acoustical design approaches for the auditorium, stage tower, and acoustic environments.

Architect: Parlier Architects, Lake Wales, FL


New World Symphony
Miami Beach, FL (2010)

ED+A, in collaboration with Nagata Acoustics America, confirmed elements of the architectural design and noise control strategies during the construction administration phase of this $160 million, 107,000 sf educational facility. The 690+ seat concert hall boasts vineyard seating, a recording studio, a rooftop garden, an exterior projection wall and outstanding musicians primed to teach, both indoors and out.

Architect: Gehry Partners, Los Angeles, CA


Raymond F. Kravis Center
West Palm Beach, FL

The Center holds a 2,193-seat concert hall, a 300-seat Playhouse, a 1,400-seat amphitheatre, and presents more than 350 performances annually. Edward, prior to founding ED+A, held the position of project manager during the design and construction of the building. Recently, ED+A provided room acoustics services to the Center in its assessment of the facility.

Architect: Zeidler Architects, West Palm Beach, FL


Lyric Theatre
Stuart, FL (2004)

Built in the 1920s for use as a silent movie house, the newly restored 500-seat Lyric Theatre stands as a cultural attraction in historic downtown Stuart. Known for its "whisper perfect" acoustics, the theatre has undergone numerous renovations and enhancements. ED+A held responsibility for room acoustics, audio/video system design reviews, and mechanical noise control consulting services.

Architect: Zeidler Architects, West Palm Beach, FL


Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Jupiter, FL (2004)

Built by Burt Reynolds in 1978 as a dinner theatre, this 554-seat theatre offers an array of cultural experiences on Florida’s Treasure Coast. During a 2004 renovation, ED+A provided room acoustics, and noise control consulting services. The renovation raised the roof 14 feet and mandated changes to ceilings, walls and flooring. New sound and lighting systems were also installed.

Architect: Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, Delray Beach, FL


Miramar Amphitheatre
Miramar, FL (2013)

ED+A was invited to join CPZ Architects as the acoustical consultant for the new 5,000 seat amphitheater in Miramar, Florida. Hosting both large events and those of a more intimate variety, the amphitheater in Miramar Regional Park is expected to provide patrons with wonderful acoustical quality during all types of performances. ED+A provided acoustical consulting, theatrical design consulting, and AV design throughout the course of this project.

Architect: CPZ Architects, Inc., Plantation, FL


Mizner Park Studio Theatre
Boca Raton, FL (2004)

A new 300-seat Studio Theatre recently opened in the old Cartoon Museum Building at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. ED+A’s involvement included room acoustics, mechanical noise control, theatre consulting services, and audio/video systems design. The room holds an integrated concert shell and a flexible seating platform system that allows a wide variety of seating arrangements.

Architect: DL Nichols, West Palm Beach, FL


Riverside Theatre
Vero Beach, FL (2007)

Programming for the renovation and addition to the Riverside Theatre was varied, and consulting services were provided for room acoustics and audio/video systems design. ED+A, in collaboration with Kirkegaard Associates, provided options for speech and music reinforcement, mechanical noise control, audio presentations, and theatre production support systems.

Architect: Zeidler Partnership, West Palm Beach, FL


Shell Point Auditorium
Naples, FL (2011)

This project involved the renovation of the existing Shell Point Auditorium in Naples, Florida. ED+A was responsible for room acoustics, noise/vibration control of mechanical and electrical systems, theater consulting, and architectural lighting systems for this project.

Architect: Wegman Design Group, Inc., Naples, FL


Sunrise Theatre
Ft. Pierce, FL (2005)

This project involved an extensive renovation of the historic 1,500-seat proscenium theatre and the addition of a new 200-seat black box theatre. ED+A provided room acoustics and mechanical noise control consulting services for this facility.

Architect: Lewis + Associates, West Palm Beach, FL


Oxford City Hall
Oxford, AL (2010)

Edward Dugger + Associates (ED+A) was invited to join the Goodwyn Mills Caywood design team as the Acoustical Consultant and Technical Consultant on the new 1,200 seat auditorium in 2010. During the design process ED+A worked with Performa Technologies to integrate the lighting, rigging and audio/video systems into the new proscenium theater. The room acoustic design includes the ability to accommodate both natural acoustics and amplified sound. It is approximately 150’ long and 90’ wide for a length to width ratio of 1.62. The height of the auditorium is 30’, yielding a room volume of roughly 420,000 ft3. An orchestra pit is included to handle 60 musicians or smaller pit band. The one balcony room offers excellent sightlines and exceptional acoustic quality through the whole auditorium.

Architect: Goodwyn|Mills|Cawood, Montgomery, AL


Palm Beach Dramaworks
West Palm Beach, FL (2011)

The extensive renovation of the Quillo Theatre by Palm Beach Dramaworks is expected to be complete by the fall of 2011. Room acoustics and mechanical noise control for the 500-seat thrust theatre is being provided by ED+A.

Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects

South Florida Community College Auditorium
Avon Park, FL (2010)

The renovation of the 1,500-seat auditorium, lobbies, and support spaces brought smiles on opening night and provided all comers with a beautiful venue in which to experience a wide range of programming. Services provided by ED+A included room acoustics, mechanical vibration and noise control, and audio video system design.

Architect: STH Architects, West Palm Beach, FL

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