Performing Arts

Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall Feasibility Study, Oklahoma, OK.

Performing Arts Planning

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.

Project Name
University of Washington Floyd & Dolores Jones Playhouse Theater Predesign Seattle, Washington
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building Predesign Iowa City, Iowa
Northshore School District Performing Arts Center Study Bothell, Washington
Lakeside School St. Nicholas Hall Planning Study Seattle, Washington
Front Range Community College Auditorium Planning Study Westminster, Colorado
City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center Precinct Plan San Francisco, California
Skagit College McIntrye Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center Planning Study Mount Vernon, Washington
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts Predesign Seattle, Washington
Seattle Pacific University Auditorium/Concert Hall Planning Study Seattle, Washington
Old Globe Conrad Prebys Theatre Center Planning Study San Diego, California
Oxbow Performing Arts Center Planning Study Ft Collins, Colorado
Sacramento Community Center Theater Renovation Planning Study Sacramento, California
Sacramento K Street Theater Planning Study Sacramento, California
Syracuse Theater Feasibility Study Syracuse, New York
Taproot Theater Company Addition Planning Study Seattle, Washington
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Predesign San Antonio, Texas
University of California San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center Predesign San Diego, California
Vashon Performing Arts Center Predesign Vashon Island, Washington
Beaverton Cultural Center Study Beaverton, Oregon
Benaroya Hall Predesign Study Seattle, Washington
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Planning Study Memphis, Tennessee
Columbia Theater Predesign Longview, Washington
Edmonds Center for the Arts Planning Study Edmonds, Washington
Federal Way Civic Center Feasibility Study Federal Way, Washington
Fifth Avenue Theatre Expansion Feasibility Study Seattle, Washington
Glacier Performing Arts Center Planning Study Kalispell, Montana
Gresham Center for the Arts Study Gresham, Oregon
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Action Plan Seattle, Washington
Mercer Arena Performance Space Program Development and Feasibility Study Seattle, Washington
Missoula Performing Arts Center Planning Study Missoula, Montana
Mount Baker Theatre Phased Master Planning Study Bellingham, Washington
Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall Feasibility Study Oklahoma City, Oklahoma