Lowell, ma Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. completed the electrical installation work for the historical renovation of Middlesex Community College’s Academic Arts Center.
The 18,000 s/f, two-story building is listed on State and National Registers of Historic Places. Previously the home to the B&M Railroad Department, the newly-repurposed building houses the college’s performing arts programs, which consist of theater, dance and music. Key spaces include a 190-seat proscenium theater, 103-seat recital hall, 900 sf dance studio, two music practice rooms, two multi-purpose classrooms, as well as recital hall and theater classrooms.
The Griffin Electric team was responsible for the installation of new electrical service equipment, as well as lighting within the building. Additionally, systems for fire alarm, lightning protection, theater controls, telecommunications and security were part of the company’s electrical contract. Powering and lighting the tower clocks, notable features of the building, was also performed by Griffin. The team’s on-site telecommunications work included a structured cable solution, in addition to intrusion detection and video intercom systems.
Consigli Construction served as the project’s general contractor, with Leers Weinzapfel Associates the architect and Cosentini Associates as the electrical engineer.