Image Courtesy: Balfour Beatty
Image Courtesy: Balfour Beatty
Image Courtesy: Balfour Beatty

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Phases 1 and 2

263,000 FT2
Orlando, FL, USA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Structural Engineering / Technology / Energy Services / Life Safety and Fire Protection

Certified LEED NC v2.2 Silver, 2015

USGBC Central Florida LEED NC Project of the Year, Entertainment, 2016

ABC Central Florida Chapter, Excellence in Construction, Project of the Year Nominee, Eagle Award, Entertainment Facilities Category, 2015

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The state-of-the-art performing arts center houses the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater for large-scale performances and the 300-seat Alexis and Jim Pugh Community Theater for smaller, more intimate shows. The center also includes a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, Steinmetz Hall with a moveable stage, walls and floor for optimal acoustics.


The LEED Silver Certified center balances energy and functionality. Energy efficiency is achieved through a high-performance building envelope, variable flow pumping and air handling, and airside energy recovery. A 10-gigabit wireless network provides connectivity throughout the center as well as the outdoor plaza. The acoustical theater has an NC-1 sound rating, which means that virtually no sound or vibration can transfer to or from the theater.