Alfred University | Miller Performing Arts Center Phase II

This project consisted of the construction of a new facility cut into a steep hillside on the Alfred University campus. Foundations and site civil work were significant portions of the project. To construct the facility on the steep slope, LeChase installed 72 five-foot and six-foot concrete caissons with three-foot rock socks that varied in depth from 10 to 75 feet deep. LeChase also installed a 25-foot-tall H pile and lagging system along with dozens of stabilizing rock anchors.

The structure consists of brick veneer on light gauge metal framing, clay tile roofing, grade beam foundations, a tie-back earth retention system and an aluminum curtain wall entry. The 15,000 SF footprint includes a new stage, changing rooms, mechanical level, bathrooms and auditorium seating for 453 people. The building connects to an existing arts center built in 1996.