The Theatre School wins top AIA Chicago Award
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 2, 2015) – Cesar Pelli, FAIA, Mitch Hirsch, AIA and Gina Narracci, AIA were pleased to accept an Honor Award for the Distinguished Building category from AIA Chicago for their recent project, The Theatre School, home to one of the country’s top theater conservatory program. The 60th Annual Designight event took place on Friday, October 23 to a sold out crowd at the Navy Pier's Ballroom.
Jurors were impressed by this new western gateway to the DePaul University campus in Lincoln Park, commenting: “This project gives off a vibrant energy and sense of collaboration and community with a thoughtful plan at its core.” and “A lovely contrast between solid and void, transparent and opaque, vibrant and subdued.”
We are one of the world’s leading designers of performing arts centers, with major projects in North America, Asia, and Europe. Our projects have included the widest range of performance spaces for the most diverse group of clients: from small experimental theaters to grand opera houses for colleges, corporations, and public agencies. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida was recently voted one of the city’s ten architectural marvels.
Current performing arts centers under construction include Hancher at University of Iowa, the state’s premier performing arts center and celebrated for its new commissions in theater and dance and the 2,500-seat performance hall George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, a new Broadway-style theater in Salt Lake City.