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McCain Expansion Project

Project Description

 

1. Expansion of the lobby

An expansion and renovation of this space will provide a lobby that is welcoming and aesthetically pleasing, allowing social interaction by patrons, engagement activities, and artist interaction activities. The current lobby space is inadequate for the number of seats in the theatre; the renovation and expansion will provide a more comfortable experience for patrons.

Patron Amenities to be included:

  • Restroom facilities to meet the demands of the space during large events. 
  • Concierge Station – Coat Check/Information/ Front of House volunteer lockers
  • Dedicated concessions area – beverages (including beer/wine), light food fare offerings.
  • Merchandise Sales Space – promotional merchandise/occasional meet the artist space.

2. New Box Office

A new box office within the proposed space would be more accessible and visible to those who visit McCain Auditorium to purchase tickets for events. The space would be better planned to make it a more functional work space for the Ticket Services Manager and other box office employees.

  • 4 ticketing/teller windows for in-house ticket purchases
  • Common Area behind box office windows to include:
    • Phone bank – 3 call stations for incoming calls/ticketing services
    • Meeting area – table and chairs for meeting or administrative tasks
    • Assistant Box Office Manager – open office space within common area
    • Private office for Ticket Services Manager

3. Technical Director’s Suite

This office will share some amenities with the box office and its supporting space. Desired spaces for this team include:

  • Production Office
  • Stage Crew Staging Room – lounge area for crew of up to 15 people to include furniture, lockers, work area, refrigerator/microwave/sink, closed circuit TV monitor
  • Private meeting room for up to 6 people

4. Additional lobby support spaces

More separation of functions and enclosed space for specific services is also desired. This includes:

  • Front of House staging area – Ushers/Volunteers meeting/work space, with locker area.
  • Concessions area as separate space (instead of area within lobby)
  • Restrooms – men’s, women’s, and family restrooms

5. New Suite of Administrative Offices

The administrative offices within the proposed space would provide a much better working space for the staff of McCain Auditorium. This would allow adequate office space for current staff, and be more accessible to ticket-holders, campus-partners, and donors. 

  • Executive Director – Private office with conference space
  • Assistant Director – Private office
  • General Staff – open office modular workspace (6 office workers plus receptionist)
  • Large Conference Room (10-12 people)
  • Copy/workroom
  • Break Room (sink, microwave, refrigerator)

6. Donor Lounge

This multi-use space would serve as a pre-function area for donors, as well as space for other small events. Adjacency to the administrative office allows additional complimentary use, as the office space can be used to cultivate and steward donors.

  • Prep area
  • Storage

Space Projection / Summaries

 

Lobby

5500

SF

Storage

50

 

Concessions

120

 

Merchandise sales

230

 

Custodial

50

 

Information kiosk

50

 

 

 

 

Lobby support spaces: Box Office and front of house

1350

SF

Teller area

130

 

Landing area for employees

120

 

Box Office common area: meeting table, phone bank, open office for 1

260

 

Ticket Services Manager

120

 

Patron Services/Box Office Assistant area

120

 

Staging area

300

 

Concierge Station - Coat Check / Information / Front of House Lockers

300

 

 

 

 

Technical Suite

600

SF

Production Office

300

 

Stage Crew Room

300

 

 

 

 

Restrooms

2500

SF

men’s / women’s

2400

 

family restroom

100

 

 

 

 

Administrative Suite

1260

SF

Executive Director

190

 

Associate Director

150

 

Open office: marketing/outreach, financial, admin, interns

310

 

Receptionist and waiting area

160

 

Work Room / Storage

150

 

Conference room

150

 

Break room

150

 

 

 

 

Donor Lounge

1500

SF

Prep area

250

 

Storage

50

 

 

 

 

Mechanical and grossing factor

5500

SF

 

.

 

total

18210

SF

Budget

 

Estimate of Project Costs

 

 

Design Fees

 

(Architect, Engineer, Commissioning agent and other Specialty Consultants)

$360,000

 

 

Construction (Building and Site Development)

 

Renovated: 7910 sqft

$1,200,000

New:           10300 sqft

$3,100,000

 

$4,300,000

 

 

Ancillary Contracts

 

(Site Survey, Geotechnical Investigation, Construction Testing, etc.)

$30,000

 

 

FF&E

 

(Furniture, Audio Visual, telecom, specialty equipment, donor signage, etc.)

$370,000

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Costs

 

Administrative fees

$300,000

Facilities support (Asbestos Abatement, Security and Locks, internal labor)

$63,000

Site and landscape

$100,000

Cost of capital

$267,000

 

$730,000

 

 

Contingency

$210,000

 

 

Total

 

$6,000,000

Funding

 

The project will be 100% funded by Foundation and McCain philanthropic gifts and investments.   The Kansas State University Foundation has approved a $5,500,000 fundraising effort. $500,000 has been allocated form the Friends of McCain.

Maintenance

 

The renovation of existing spaces have no significant changes in function or equipment, so that portion of maintenance expenses will continue per the current arrangement.

Annual costs of operations, maintenance and utilities for the estimated addition are estimated as follows:

Description

Total

Operations and Maintenance

$3,563

FTE staff

$16,614

Utilities

$21,875

 Total Annual Cos

 $42,052

 

Funding plan for these annual costs is McCain Funds.

Timeline/Schedule

 

Concept Design:                                                                     8 weeks

Schematic Design and Design Development:                             15 weeks

Construction Documents:                                                        10 weeks

GMP establishment:                                                                4 weeks

Construction:                                                                         12 months

 

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For more information, please contact:

Todd HolmbergTodd Holmberg
Executive Director
McCain Auditorium
785-532-6425
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