DESIGN GUIDE: MUSIC AND DRAMA CENTERS
C H A P T E R 1: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES
1-5. USE OF REFERENCE
Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter presents overall purposes and or-
ganization of this material, and explains how to
use the Guide.
Chapter 2: Program and Planning
This chapter discusses the goals of the Army
Information contained in this Guide is intention-
Performing Arts Program, procedures for deter-
ally unique to the design of performance facili-
mining activity programs for individual MDC's,
ties, and is meant to be used with existing related
project initiation, site selection and planning,
references. As project development takes place,
and building planning. These are pre-design ele-
emphasis will shift from one group of reference
ments of the Project Development Process.
material to the next, even as involvement and
responsibility shifts among participants. It will
Chapter 3: Design
be essential to have on hand appropriate regu-
Presented in an integrated manner, this chapter
lations and manuals at any given stage. Table
relates the functional, architectural, dimensional
1-5.1 lists applicable reference material and in-
and essential technical criteria to the significant
dicates the usefulness of its content for specific
concepts involved in defining and organizing
tasks in the project development process.
performing arts spaces into a whole building. It
stresses the translation of functional require-
ments and intended uses to the physical config-
uration of MDC facilities.
1-6. PROJECT DEVELOP-
Chapter 3 is further divided corresponding to the
major divisions of any MDC.
1. The Room: The stage and audience seating
2. Backstage: Performer/production facilities
3. Front End: Lobby and audience facilities
A clear understanding of the Military Construc-
Chapter 4: Technical Packages
tion, Army (MCA) Program is especially critical
Special technical data and standards regarding
in the early planning stage, when the burden of
theater lighting, sound, stage, mechanical and
effort rests with the using service. AR 415-15,
other equipment systems are presented. This
MCA Program Development and AR 415-20, Proj-
chapter furnishes technical criteria and baseline
ect Development and Design Approval furnish
recommended inventory for facilities of various
detailed definition of required procedures, Chap-
sizes and uses.
ter 2 of this Guide discusses step-by-step the pro-
cess from recognition of the need for facility con-
Chapter 5: Illustrative Examples
struction through preparation of a Project
This chapter presents examples of the applica-
Development Brochure and data supporting DD
tion of programming, planning, and design
Form 1391, which formally justifies project re-
guidelines developed in preceding chapters. Il-
quirements. Several points about this sequential
lustrations include existing operational facilities
of a scope comparable to those anticipated.
A major purpose of the Design Guide is to impart
The time period required for development of fi-
an understanding of how various design factors
nal design documents is at least three years from
interact. The contents are organized to illustrate
installation level recognition of high priority sta-
the nature and order of major decisions and
tus. One or two years will be added for bidding
most importantly their physical consequences.
After distinguishing basic components of facility
The first year is devoted to developing sufficient
design, elaboration of each proceeds from gen-
data and rationale to justify the project's place-
eral to specific.
ment in the Short Range Construction Program.
In the next six months, the project's functional
requirements and budget data summary are cod-
ified and submitted for approval to begin design.