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Star Great Lakes Crossing Theatre
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Cinema Main Entrance
The Star Great Lakes Crossing Theatre is located in Michigan's newest shopping center mall with over 1.4 million square feet of retail stores, outlet stores, entertainment and food court.  The theatre's end-cap position maximizes its visibility from the nearby interstate.  The location also allows patrons to walk through the theatre lobby on the way to the shopping mall, exposing potential patrons to the cinema experience.

The design team of Rockwellgroup and the architectural and engineering team of Fishbeck, Thompson Carr and Huber were selected for this project based on their success with the Star Southfield Entertainment Center project.  The project presented several design challenges that the entire team contributed towards resolving:
  • Maintaining a high level of quality and esthetic value
  • Creating a unique design using prototype elements, and
  • Staying within budget constraints
Cinema Characteristics: 25 screens
4,940 seats
118,000 sf footprint
One (1) level
Project Type: Entertainment/ retail
Building Description: Mall end-cap position
Steel superstructure
Metal stud and EFIS exterior wall system
Single ply EPDM roof
Value: US $22,000,000

For this project, the cinema owner selected a multiple-prime contract strategy entering in direct contract with all building trades.  The project management firm APM was selected to manage the day-to-day project field and administration activities. This approach offered several important advantages to the Owner's overall delivery strategy:

  • Fast-track part of the work
  • Benefit from direct purchase of major equipment components
  • Ability to bid and negotiate directly with each contractor, and
  • Overall cost and schedule control

The approach also offered contractors an advantage by being able to deal directly with the owner on contract, cost and performance issues. Knowing that each contractor's success depended on working together, a commitment by everyone from the outset to working together towards a common goal was a contributing factor to the project's success.

Team building and a partnering environment as well as the cinema owner's direct commitment to the project and each contractor, created a win/win situation for everyone involved.  The level of trust maintained throughout the project was essential to dealing with claims and change orders as well as resolving potential scheduling conflicts.  Making each contractor a major contributor to the success of the project filtered to all trade and project personnel creating a sense of ownership and pride that was shared by everyone.

Other projects:

Shopping Center Owner/Developer:
Taubman Centers, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Loeks Star Theatres
Grand Rapids, MI

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI

Design Architect:
Rockwellgroup Architecture, Planning and Design, PC
New York, NY

Lighting Design:
Focus Lighting
New York, NY


Project Management:
Advanced Project Management, Inc.
Ocala, FL
















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