251 Fulton Street



Square Footage
129,000 SF

Design Architect

Executive Architect
Davis Brody Bond

Target Silver

Perelman Performing Arts Center

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the construction of The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, which is set to become a hub for artistic expression in Lower Manhattan, offering a diverse range of performances and amenities for both visitors and residents. The impressive 129,000 SF building is constructed to allow the theater to be divided into three smaller theaters or one large theater with flexible seating capacities for 99 to 1000 patrons. To accomplish this, the theaters are separated by four fire-rated and acoustically engineered overhead movable walls that weigh as much as 50,000 lbs. and range from 40’ to 60’ wide and are 50’ tall. Additionally, 27,000 lb., 30’ tall movable multi-tiered seating platforms have been constructed to facilitate numerous seating arrangements to support the theater’s flexible seating requirements.

The building’s translucent facade, featuring thin, book-matched marble stone laminated within insulated glass, is a work of art itself. This unique design allows for natural and interior lighting to filter through, creating a stunning visual effect. In addition to the performance support areas like traps, dressing rooms, and musician rooms, the public can enjoy access to a new full-service restaurant and outdoor terrace bar. These spaces offer visitors a welcoming environment to relax and socialize before or after performances, enhancing the overall experience.

Overall, the Perelman Center stands as a testament to the unifying power of art and culture. Its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative design make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works alike.

Project Awards

June 6, 2024

Architizer A+Awards
Best Hall / Theater

January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

August 22, 2023

International Design Awards (IDA)
Architectural Design of the Year

August 22, 2023

Architectural Record
Record Editors’ Top 10 Projects

August 22, 2023

Dezeen Awards
Top Ten Architecture Projects

August 22, 2023

The Wall Street Journal
The Best Architecture of the Year

August 22, 2023

ENR New York – Best of 2023
Cultural/Worship Award of Merit

April 2, 2023

Society of American Registered Architects New York Council (SARA NY)
Special Award for Innovation in Cultural Architecture

April 2, 2023

American Institute of Architects New York
Honor Award in Projects

July 13, 2021

Chicago Athenaeum
American Architecture Award

July 13, 2019

Architizer A+Awards
Jury Winner

We at Sciame Construction are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing staff who not only cheered on but also fearlessly accepted and triumphantly completed the 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Thank you once again for your participation and support. #jpmcc ...

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will provide versatile layouts across three theater spaces, which can be combined to offer a range of seating configurations. Additionally, the venue will feature a lobby level complete with a bar, café, terrace, and stage.

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