Theater Floor Plans | Project Summary 15

Every once in a while I’ll get a request to measure a theater in order to draft CAD floor plans of it. Below I describe one such project.

Project Background

The manager of a New York City Theater Bar Resturant contacted me, because he wanted a measured floor plan drawing of his theater’s stage. He wanted a detailed measured drawing so he could more effectively do event planning for theater performances. The size of his stage has obvious implications on who can and can’t perform at his establishment.

Project Scenario

The theater was very small, so this was a cut-and-dry measure-to-CAD project. I arrived on site, measured the stage and the immediate surrounding area, documented the measurements on a field sketch, and finished almost as soon as I started. I then took my field notes and drafted them into AutoCAD later the same day.

Project Summary

Below is a detailed summary of the project, in table format.

Item Description
Type and Location: A tiny theater located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Client: Theater Manager.
Scope of Work: Create floor plan drawings of the stage and the floor adjacent to the stage.
Floor Plan Area: 590 sq.ft.
Was the space occupied?: No.
Access Restrictions: No, I measured the theater after hours.
Field Setup and Breakdown Time: 20 minutes
Field Measuring Time: 1.5 hours
CAD Drafting Time: 1.5 hours
Total Travel Time: 2.0 hours total for the round trip.
Misc. Time: Approximately 0.5 hour of project coordination.
Crew Size: 1 man
Field Equipment Used: Hand held laser, tape measure, point-and-shoot camera, pens, pencils, eraser, paper and foam board.
Comments: This was a very simple job.
Total Time Spent on Project: 5.83 hours

A project sample of theater floor plans.

A project sample of theater floor plans.



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About Brian M. Curran

I'm Brian M. Curran and I run a drafting services business in NYC. My aim is to create quality drawings, and to be entrusted with important projects. For some project on-site videos, please visit my Google profile.
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