5,100 sq. ft. | $1.3 million | March 2006
Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services to convert a 5,000 square-foot, 1980s prefabricated metal building into a student social space named TRAX for Susquehanna University. TRAX is a nightclub and entertainment venue that was designed with help from a student committee and provides a safe place for students. It features a dance floor, DJ booth, billiards area, bar, performance stage, high-tech lighting and an outdoor patio. The design included lighting and sound systems with the coordination of acoustical consultants. The building exterior illuminates with Color Kinetics lighting, a unique lighting system that allows students to wash the metal building’s white exterior with any color or groups of colors they desire via a software program.