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.

Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waterfront Center +
Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center +
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center +
Vashon Center for the Arts +
Edmonds Center for the Arts Study
Navy Commander’s Headquarters Office Building & Navy Band Facility
Fifth Avenue Theater Study
Seattle Children’s Theater Technical Pavilion
Northshore Performing Arts Center Study
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Seattle Pacific University Auditorium Chapel
Rancho Cucamonga Performing Arts Center Study
Seattle Central Community College Erickson Theater
Capital Area Arts & Conference Center Conceptual Design
University of California San Diego Mandeville Auditorium Predesign
Seattle University Pigott Auditorium Renovation
Beaverton Cultural Center Study
Old Globe Theater
Gresham Center for the Arts Study
Taproot Theater Company Addition Study
Sacramento K Street Theater Study
Sacramento Community Theater Renovation Study
Missoula Performing Arts Center
Mount Baker Theatre Phase 2
Vashon Performing Arts Center
Federal Way Performing Arts Center Feasibility Study
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall Study
Seattle University Pigott Auditorium Upgrades
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts +
Skagit College McIntrye Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center +
Mount Baker Theatre +
City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center and Precinct Plan +
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts +
Edmonds Center for the Arts +
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts +
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building +
University of California San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center +
Benaroya Hall +
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall +