LMN has been immersed in the analysis and planning of performing arts facilities for more than 20 years. Through our substantial body of work and our ongoing collaborations with arts organizations, we have developed a deep understanding of how the programs, events and activities of these civic facilities can enrich the cultural life and overall economic vitality of their communities.
We are committed to advancing the ways in which architecture can speak to the spirit of performing arts. The experience of an arts facility is defined by a continuing interaction between the architecture and the people who use it—the building must support this interaction on many levels. It must be technically and functionally flexible to accommodate various activities in all of its spaces, and it must be architecturally engaging in ways that inspire a diverse community of users to participate.
Our performing arts planning work embraces the comprehensive integration of acoustical, theatrical, and architectural design issues. We possess a comprehensive understanding of the complex technical requirements needed to successfully lead a highly interactive and collaborative design process. A particularly distinguishing aspect of our approach is the ability to break down traditional barriers between artistic event and building context, immersing the experience of the performance with the broader life of the city.