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The Helen Hayes is an unusual Broadway theater.

Built in 1912 as the Little Theater, it is the smallest of today's 41 Broadway houses, with just under 600 seats. (It had only 299 before a balcony was added.) And, among a collection of theaters that are mostly .... read more
Arias coming from the opera program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music are about to be raised a few decibels.

The school announced Monday that it will break ground in September on a new music, theater and opera building designed by Allan .... read more
The architectural team comprised of Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake has unveiled its newest updates on the design for 181 Mercer, a 735,000-square-foot complex for New York University that will replace a 35-year-old gym facility and become NYU's largest classroom building, as well as a .... read more
The 735,000-square-foot building will include student and faculty housing, performance spaces, and classrooms

New York University has finally unveiled the 23-story multi-use facility that will replace its monolithic Coles Sports Center at the corner of Houston and Mercer streets. The Davis .... read more
The historic Mediterranean front portion of the Coconut Grove Playhouse building will be saved and restored and a stand-alone, modern 300-seat theater will be built behind it under a long-awaited architectural master plan for the revival of the landmark theater released late Friday by Miami-Dade .... read more
Chefs talk about pressure all the time: brutal shifts when the wait for a table is an hour long, an important critic is in the restaurant and your best sous-chef just sliced her finger to the bone.

But they don't know pressure like .... read more
The Berkeley Carroll School, Performing Arts Center -- located on the northern ridge of Park Slope in Brooklyn -- was once a church. Originally built in 1936, the structure has been transformed by New York firm 1100 Architect into a flexible theater and performance space.

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Architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and design studio Rockwell Group have unveiled their plans for an expandable cultural venue in New York's burgeoning Hudson Yards district.

The duo, who are both based in the city, have designed The Shed; a new centre for artistic .... read more
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio won a 2016 Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land Institute.

Seattle-based LMN Architects was the design architect and Marmon Mok Architecture of San Antonio was associate architect, according to a press release from LMN.<.... read more
Keeping your cool onstage is no mean feat, but one that students and performers at the Marshall Family Performing Arts Center needn't worry about, thanks to Manhattan firm Weiss/Manfredi's ice cooling system. The $26.5 million center, part of the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, opened .... read more
At the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater, even the load-in door is a work of art.

Monday night, the first of seven 85-foot-long semitrailers arrived at that door, carrying 78,500 pounds of sets, props and costumes for the theater's first Broadway .... read more
Allied Works Architecture (AWA) doesn't enter open competitions often. The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas was a rare exception for the firm. Just as that school project was finishing up, AWA principal Brad Cloepfil found the brief .... read more
The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on September 24 was a long time coming. It has been over a hundred years since such a monument was first proposed by black Civil War veterans and 13 years since President George W. .... read more
While Calgary's oil crash has caused economic concerns of late, a happy accident of its boom days is a plethora of new architecture -- both public and residential -- aimed at reviving its downtown.

Hot on the heels of new buildings like the .... read more
New York University filed plans Monday for a new, nearly 600,000-square-foot building as part of the proposed expansion of its Greenwich Village campus.

The new 23-story, 588,000-square-foot multi-purpose building at 181 Mercer Street will house the NYU's athletics center and a performing arts facility, .... read more
To approach an institution and campus like the United States Air Force Academy is to be awash in metaphors made concrete. The original campus by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was conceived as a theater of discipline in the rocky mesas above .... read more
Two surviving members of the trio that helped Comic Relief set a high bar for paying it forward saluted the late Robin Williams in New York Wednesday night, as the SAG-AFTRA Foundation inaugurated the Robin Williams Center For Entertainment And Media. Billy Crystal and Whoopi .... read more
On its tenth anniversary, the Arsht Center continues its mission to be at the forefront of Miami's cultural development.

When the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts opened in downtown Miami 10 years ago, it was the first of its kind in the .... read more
The first really fine major public building of the century to rise in the nation's capital, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening on Saturday, fills the last prime plot of land along the National Mall in Washington and, with it, a .... read more
I often hear that music is like a museum. This is meant as a criticism, implying that it is devoted to displaying old things in a relatively static way. Music, though, should be so lucky, since museums today are dynamic, interactive, varied, state-of-the-art temples to .... read more
In the excitement over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, its easy to forget that for a long time, in many quarters, the word "museum" has been a bit suspect. To say that something "belongs in a .... read more
WASHINGTON -- On a late summer day in 1963, 200,000 Americans made the Washington Monument the compass needle for a new direction in history, up and forward, when they gathered at its base, then marched a mile or so on to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther .... read more
A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open in September on the Mall in Washington, D.C., made a phone call. Ellis is a natural storyteller, with a .... read more
Korea's first classical music concert hall with vineyard style seating will open in Seoul at the Lotte Concert Hall in Jamsil's Lotte World Mall in eastern Seoul.

The concert hall which is due to open on Aug. 18 is the first vineyard style concert .... read more
In 2019, the Shed, a flexible, performative structure that can physically change to host a broad range of performances, will open in Hudson Yards. But if you can't wait until then to see the unusual building tack shape check out this fascinating animated video that demonstrates .... read more
The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington's National Mall -- opening in September -- has been a long time coming. Architect David Adjaye's radically inventive design will make sure it's unforgettable.

In a profession that rewards age and experience, .... read more
It must have been a grand celebration when the Coconut Grove Theater first opened. In 1927, most buildings in the area didn't have electricity, let alone air conditioning. The three-story baby-blue building, with its Mediterranean columns and lush proscenium archway, was a shining example of architect .... read more
The Bay Area has defied some heavy odds by opening two outstanding, transformative museum structures in less than four months. Most recent and prominent is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's large, stunning addition to its 1995 Mario Botta building: an innovative Snohetta design that .... read more
The 32-story rental tower BAM South looks right on track for its fall move-ins. New photos of the tower by Tectonic (h/t YIMBY) show that .... read more
When the National Museum of African American History and Culture was conceived in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois; the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin was years in the future; and Bill Cosby was a symbol of family .... read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded a $89,050 grant in support of the development of schematic design documents, the next phase of architectural design for the restoration of the 1927 landmark Lansdowne Theater.

As per state requirements, the grant was made .... read more
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Greenhill School celebrated the inauguration of the new Marshall Family Performing Arts Center with an all-community open house featuring musical performances by Preschool, Lower School and Middle School students and student and faculty artwork. Designed by award-winning architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi and .... read more
When the new Voxman Music Building opens in fall 2017, it's a good bet that guests at the inaugural concert will spot Robert Campbell (BSEE '86): He will be the one staring at the Concert Hall ceiling.

As the theatre planner for the $152 million, 189,289 .... read more
A new concert hall exclusively for classical music performances will be opening in August, the second such large-scale hall in Seoul after one at the Seoul Arts Center.

The two-tier Lotte Concert Hall, seating 2,036, is housed in the eighth to 10th floors of .... read more
The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago; the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, U.K.; and the Salle de Spectacles de Mont-Laurier in Quebec, Canada; will receive USITTs 2016 Architecture Award Honor Awards.

ThePerforming Arts Center at the State University of New .... read more
Allyson Green, dean of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, has announced that noted philanthropist, businesswoman, and Tisch Dean's Council member Iris Cantor is giving $10 million to support the construction of a new proscenium theater. The performance space part of a planned multi-use building on .... read more
When Jazz at Lincoln Center opened 11 years ago at the Time Warner Center, it was hailed as an architectural success, with one exception: its oddly configured lobby areas. So the center has taken it from the top, with an $18.5 million redesign to make it a .... read more
british designer thomas heatherwick has been chosen to lead the renovation of the lincoln center's largest concert hall, the home of new york's philharmonic orchestra. working alongside diamond schmitt architects, heatherwick studio will lead the $500 million USD redesign of david geffen hall, with construction expected .... read more
They didn't choose a starchitect.

In making the long-awaited decision as to who would reimagine its home, the New York Philharmonic together with Lincoln Center has made a surprising choice, selecting the London firm Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects of Toronto to .... read more
New York's next major cultural project will be shaped in part by Canadian architects.

Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. were named Thursday to the design team for David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; they will collaborate with the .... read more