Performing Arts Center Design

We are passionate about the performing arts and strongly committed to continuing success of our cultural institutions. Performing arts projects present unique opportunities to embellish the substance of the arts and experience of the performance within the life of the community. We have continued to build on this focus through 50 performing arts projects across the country—including major performing arts centers, concert halls, community theaters, music schools and a diversity of other venues.

From our continuing research and exploration in this typology, we have developed a highly refined methodology for the integration of architecture, acoustics, theater technology and the performance experience. We have pioneered use of new technologies to optimize operational flexibility, such as the fully automated, movable floor system installed in San Antonio’s Tobin Center for Performing Arts; and the innovative design and digital fabrication processes that we’ve employed for the new music school facility at the University of Iowa.

Project Name
Location
Type
Date
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center Federal Way, Washington , 2017
Vashon Center for the Arts Vashon Island, Washington 2016
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts Seattle, Washington , , 2006
Skagit Valley College McIntyre Hall Mt. Vernon, Washington , 2004
Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, Washington 2004
City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center and Precinct Plan San Francisco, California , 2022
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis, Tennessee , , 2002
Edmonds Center for the Arts Edmonds, Washington 2006
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts San Antonio, Texas , , , 2014
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building Iowa City, Iowa , , , , 2016
University of California San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center La Jolla, California , , 2009
Benaroya Hall Seattle, Washington , , 1998
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Seattle, Washington , , 2003