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Anderson University - York Performance Hall

Anderson, Indiana

 Associated Controls + Design's scope included:

  • The design, manufacture, and installation of the acoustical banner system. These were built around the Daktronics Vortek Banner Hoist (now Vortek by ETC) and M-series controls. The system allows the users to easily raise and lower banners, in groups or individually, to preset points. This adjustability provides different acoustic enviroments for the many different musical users of the facility.

  • The track-mounted drapery systems at the rear of the stage. 


This project showcases our custom design, fabrication, and installation capabilities in a very highly finished environment. 

Berman Theater

Jewish Community Center - Detroit

Associated Controls + Design provided design consulting services for this beautiful small theater. Our scope included:


  • Assistance with seating layout and sightlines

  • Input to the basic stage layout

  • Stage floor design + specification

  • Stage rigging system design + specification

Delphi Opera House

Delphi, Indiana

This renovation of the historic Delphi Opera House brings back to life a beautiful example of this typical small midwestern performance venue. While the Opera House itself is located on the third floor of the building, the project included the addition of a new multistory building to house a lobby, dressing rooms, multipurpose meeting room and banquet hall. The balance of the building includes offices, meeting space, and a street-level gallery. ACD's scope included:

  • Design consultation for the facility itself, lighting, controls, rigging, drapery, and filler platforms;

  • Supply LED color-changing house lights

  • Supply + install LED color-changing performance lighting

  • Supply + program architectural controls



Downey Avenue Church

Indianapolis, IN

This unique renovation of a very traditional church building created some intersting challenges. Formost among them: the scrim system installed at the front of the platform. The scrim needed to be able to be drawn back to fully reveal the platform and allow its use--but also to be lowered and taut to help mask the platform area.


Our scope included the final design of the scrim system as well as its provision and installation. 

IUPUI Campus Center Theater

Indianapolis, IN

The Campus Center Theater was included in the original design of the IUPUI Campus Center--but was conceived as a lecture hall rather than a performance stage. It was not finished during the original construction, however. After several years, the University made the decision to finally finish the space. However, in the interim, theater classes had developed at the school. A lecture room would not meet their needs.


Associated Controls + Design was hired to aid the architect to design a room that woudl function as a performance space--while being restricted by the concrete box that creates the physical limits of the room. Our scope included:


  • Provide guidance and options for configuring the available space, including ceiling details, wall configuration, lighting positions

  • Technical specification of the lighting, lighting control, rigging and drapery systems

Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago, Headquarters

Bloomingdale, IL

After selling their downtown Chicago facility, the Scottish Rite decided to move their headquarters west of the city, into the village of Bloomingdale.


Associated Controls + Design was included in the design team with a scope of services that included:


  • Assistance with the basic layout and flow of the theater and its adjoining spaces

  • Seating and sightline studies

  • Equipment budgets

  • Architectural lighting design (theater only)

  • Stage platform systems

  • Stage rigging system

  • Stage lighting system

  • Drop storage system

South Bend River Lights

Downtown South Bend, Indiana

Working closely with designer Rob Shakespeare, Associated Controls + Design engineered the complex and physically large control systems for this innovative, interactive lighting system.


The system has, essentially, five major elements.


First, TRIO. TRIO is a series of three truss towers installed on the pavilion island adjacent to the Sound Bend Convention Center. Each tower has its own set of lights as well as sensors that detect motion toward or away from the tower.


The second element is FOREST. Forest is a set of five towers installed in the park across the St. Mary's river. These towers of varying heights and colors have the same features as TRIO.


Third, CRESCENT. This truss structure, just to the north of FOREST, carries lights aimed at the cascade as well as lights aimed at the walking path that crosses under the structure. This portion, too, as sensors.


Fourth, the brige. At the southern end of the installation is a beautiful vehicle bridge. 


Finally, the diSuvero Sculpture. Located on a pedastal in the middle of the river, the sculpture finally is visible at night as we as in the daytime.


The control systems manage the lighting at all of these locations as well as create the interactive game that is a fun feature of the installation.

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