March 26, 2016

This is a quintessential CAW project: restoring the best of a design that had integrity but needed some tough love. Intervening emphatically and confidently with the elegant lobby addition, that harnesses a programmatic need for more space and restrooms to create a beautiful sense of entry. Solving the intricate technical challenges that all theaters entail. Stretching a thin project budget so that no one would ever suspect money was scarce.

On opening day, we were treated to live theatrical, dance, and musical performances, as well as tours led by the students who will be using this new 450-seat theater and performing arts center. The joy and enthusiasm on the student’s faces at the opening were palpable—they were just so excited to be turned loose in this building!

This is what we do, and why we do it, and we are deeply proud of this project.