When a new project is initiated, we review the client's requirements and the allocated space for the theater. We define circulation patterns and spatial relationships within the theater environment. Finally we present the client with a layout for the floor and ceiling plan of the theater as well as selected elevations.
As the layout becomes defined, we begin to articulate surfaces and volumes with ideas about form, materials and textures. At this stage the client and TKT establish an agreed overall understanding of the theater design. In residences already built, we use existing drawings, if available. We also visit the site to take field measurements of the space. In new construction, we work with the architect and/or the contractor of the project in coordinating our design with their plans. Our design development package includes complete floor and ceiling plans as well as all major elevations. Once approved by the client, it will serve as the framework for the next phase of our services, which is the construction documentation.
We follow the design development with the following construction documentation package:
Through our Home Theater Supply Division we will provide interior design and other similar services required for or in connection with the selection and procurement of furniture, furnishings and related accessories to be used in the Project such as fabrics, carpets, light fixtures, chairs, motorized curtains, acoustic panels, Architectural and Decorative elements etc.
Construction Management and Coordination
The involvement of TKT during the construction of a theater insures that the design is executed accurately and that a level of quality is maintained. We are available to the contractor of the project either by phone or through periodic site visitations to answer any questions about the design. We review and approve shop drawings and samples for specialty construction. We order accessories such as seating, fabrics, carpets, appliances, light fixtures, specialty moldings, marquee signs, curtain motors, etc. and have them shipped directly to the site. We also oversee the selection of various subcontractors for items that require special construction such as millwork, metal, and plaster fabrication in order to secure acceptable bids and workmanship.
TK Theaters can offer all of the above services or can consult on hourly basis to provide clients with only parts of these services as necessary.