view looking at the stage from the sound board of forsyth county arts and learning center theater

Promoting the Arts

Carroll Daniel was selected to build the new Forsyth County Arts & Learning (FoCAL) Center in Cumming, Georgia. FoCAL is a two-story, 81,000 SF facility located on the campus of Forsyth County Schools’ Board of Education and Professional Development Center. Designed to support the performing arts programming of the district’s schools and the local community, the new venue includes a main theater with a stage, balcony, and orchestra pit – seating over 1,800 people and providing a space for performances, meetings, and other community events.

interior hall of forsyth county arts and learning center

Project Features

The FoCAL Center also features a black box theatre with with four different seating configurations, a convertible rehearsal/banquet hall space, a scene shop, a green room, dressing rooms, a catering kitchen, concession kiosks, and a two-story lobby for visual art galleries.

Forsyth PAC exterior

An Innovative Performance

Due to the complex design of the facility, the Carroll Daniel team utilized Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) tools to ensure a flawless production. The Carroll Daniel VDC team worked with subcontractor partners to coordinate work being performed by the different trades – ensuring seamless integration of their efforts. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) allowed Carroll Daniel to create a detailed digital representation of the FoCAL center, offering a comprehensive overview of the entire project before any physical construction began.

The Project Management and Supervision provided by Carroll Daniel Construction on this project far exceeded what we have seen on typical school construction projects. They closely monitored the workmanship of their Subcontractors and ensured that project milestones were met on, or ahead of, schedule.
Turner Burson
Construction Contract Administration Director, Manley Spangler Smith Architects, P.C.

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