Boston University, Tsai Performance Center

Boston, MA


Communications Design Associates, Inc.



The Tsai Performance Center hosts concerts, theatrical and dance presentations, lectures, film programs, and conferences. Boston University wanted to upgrade an outdated sound system with new audio and network components. The upgrade involved suspending three new speaker arrays, each weighing more than 1,200 lbs, from portions of the existing building structure. SGH analyzed the existing roof and proscenium framing for the new speaker loads, designed structural improvements to the framing, and provided structural construction administration services for the new speaker installation.