Press Releases

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.

February 29, 2016

This project is a bit of a game-changer for CAW, as it’s our first adaptive reuse of a non-theater space into a full, state-of-the-art modern theater, and to our knowledge, the first “Art Gym” in the world! And we’re giving an absolutely beautiful Bakewell and Brown building another 100 years of life.

Congrats to Team Roble!

Read the Stanford News article.

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August 8, 2014

CAW was unanimously chosen by the City of Carmel-By-The-Sea to develop a plan to renovate and reopen the beloved (and red-tagged) Forest Theater ASAP.

July 16, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Hearst Greek Theatre Renovation project has been honored with a Preservation Design Award by the California Preservation Foundation. The awards gala event will be held Friday, September 27, 2013, at The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Building in San Francisco.

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June 4, 2013

Two CAW projects, The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley and Anna Head Alumnae Hall, received preservation awards last week from the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Congratulations, Team Berkeley!

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