National Dance Institute

Entertainment & Exhibitions

Location 217 West 147th St, New York, NY

Project Size 18,000 SF

JRM Construction Management completed the build-out of a new facility for the National Dance Institute at 217 West 147th Street in New York City. The project scope consisted of offices, dance studios, a performance space as well as ancillary spaces located on the ground floor and cellar of the existing PS-90 condo building. All of the studios, including the performance space, were designed as noise-critical areas.

JRM incorporated a 3-layer gypsum board that was acoustically isolated and separated in the construction of the walls and ceilings. To achieve this, 2 parallel surfaces separated by a 2” air break were built, ensuring there was no acoustic transfer from the inner to the outer surface. The ceiling construction was based on Mason Industries spring isolators spaced on a 48” grid supporting against a 3-layer gypsum board cap.

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