Capital One Hall serves as the cultural and social heart of Capital One Center, a mixed-use urban development and home of Capital One’s corporate headquarters. The new hall offers a variety of venues for conference and performance events, including the Atrium, a 1,300-person flexible space; the Vault, a 225-seat black box theater; the Main Theater, a 1,600-seat performance hall; and the Perch, a rooftop park with a biergarten, amphitheater, and sculpture garden. The 125,000-square-foot performing arts center, designed to LEED® Gold certification standards, includes ground-floor retail, offices, and a subsurface parking garage.
Mueller’s MEP services included integrating the building systems with adjacent construction at Capital One Center, including electrical power, emergency power, and the acquisition of condenser water from other development blocks. Systems were carefully coordinated to ensure compatibility while minimizing energy consumption by using condenser water for “free cooling” in the building during the winter months. To promote optimum sound quality, Mueller’s HVAC systems were strategically designed to enhance performances while maintaining comfort within the multiple venues. The Main Theater is served by multiple air handling systems utilizing displacement ventilation with low-discharge air velocities to satisfy the stringent acoustical requirements in the theater.