Benson Theatre
Benson Theatre
Benson Theatre
Benson Theatre

Benson Theatre

Omaha, Nebraska

2,910 GSF

The historic Benson Theatre was granted substantial funding in 2015 by the City of Omaha to restore and transform the space into a modern, multi-functional theater that is used for theatrical productions, films, concerts, comedy and poetry events, and dance productions.


  • Designed audiovisual systems for sound reinforcement, speech amplification, audio recording, and video projection consisting of a 10,000+ lumen projector system.
  • Performed acoustical analysis of the space, including modeling and generation of auralizations for evaluation of treatment recommendations by the client.
  • Provided recommendations for building materials and acoustical treatments required to support adequate sound quality within the space.
  • Performed mechanical noise analysis of the systems within the space to ensure acceptable noise criteria levels are met.
  • Performed acoustical measurements to determine sound insulation properties of the existing wall construction in order to evaluate the sound transmission to adjacent businesses.
  • Provided recommendations for sound transmission reduction as required, including recommendations for sound transmission criteria, rated wall, and ceiling constructions.

Photography credit: William Hess Photography

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