Schematic Design

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.


Design Development

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.

Construction Documentation

We follow the design development with the following construction documentation package:

  • A complete set of construction details to direct the contractor and others in the building of the theater.
  • A complete list of accessories, provided by TK Theaters, such as moldings, seating and other fabrication elements that are required for its construction.
  • A light design diagram with appropriately selected light fixtures and a guide for developing a lighting control system scheme that will allow for dimming and variable light levels in different pre‑programmed scenes.
  • Recommendations for acoustical treatments and materials that will reduce the possibility of distortion and create a proper listening environment for even the most demanding of sound sources.
  • Sight-line study to optimize screen viewing.
  • Aesthetic integration of the A/\/ electronics and the HVAC system into the theater design.
  • A comprehensive budget estimate of the theater construction cost for the client as a preliminary guide to forecast expenditures
  • The final product is a set of drawings, which takes the design from an abstract idea to buildable reality.

    Accessories and Furnishings

    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.

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