University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Mona performed a tremendous task in the electrical construction of this $107 million, performing arts “village” including ten interconnected buildings totaling 318,000 square feet because the Center is foremost a training facility for students who are studying for work as directors, sound, and lighting operators and a number of other behind-the-scene professions, as well as those preparing for onstage roles. Mona coordinated the work of numerous audio-visual specialty firms. Working with multiple manufacturers, we connected the latest model soundboards, lighting panels and theatrical dimming systems and controls throughout the village, while also providing the fire detection system and extensive voice and data cabling. Students studying in the cubicles in a 23,000-square-foot library can plug in laptops to access files and the Internet. Facilities include classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, 50 practice and rehearsal rooms, 100 offices, a café, a 250-seat recital hall, a 600-seat proscenium theater, an 1,100-seat concert hall, a 200-seat studio theater, a 180-seat dance theater and a 100-seat experimental theater.