Although many days hit freezing temperatures this past winter, crews continued to work outside on the construction of The Genesius Project, Duquesne’s new multipurpose theater on Seitz Street, adjacent to the Mary Pappert School of Music.
“We’re excited with the progress and that our new state-of-the-art building will be ready this summer,” said Terri Leasure, project manager from facilities management.
Since construction began last May, visitors to the east end of campus have witnessed the 10,500 square-foot theater become a part of the Duquesne landscape.
Recently, exterior work has focused on the addition of ductwork and a generator exhaust. The rear of the building now features red paneling, which is a preview of the building’s entire façade. Progress on the inside includes the installation of insulation, drywall, electrical, plumbing, ductwork and power. Elevators were installed at the end of January.
The new theater will hold approximately 130 seats, and the building will include a main entrance and lobby, a rehearsal hall, dressing rooms, building shops, costume storage, mechanical/electrical rooms, offices and a green room.
See photos from throughout the construction on the University’s Facebook page.