Woodruff Arts Center Alliance Theatre Transformation

Atlanta, GA
  • 70,000 sq ft
  • $22 million
  • 4 stories
  • Completed in 2018

Structural Features

  • This project was a complete reconstruction of Atlanta’s premier theatrical venue, including the removal and replacement of its large cantilevered balcony.
  • The unique curvilinear design, conceived to bring audiences closer to the stage and improve sight-lines, posed unique structural challenges including the need for a doubly curved concrete seating bowl and complex steel framing for the organically shaped balcony structure.
  • Sophisticated vibrations studies were undertaken to ensure audience comfort and proper equipment performance.
  • A new grade beam grid foundation system was installed to mediate between the new concrete column grid and the existing caisson foundation locations.
  • Costs savings were realized by using existing catwalk hang points to support a new forestage grid, catwalk, and millwork below.

Awards

1st Place Award, Renovation/Restoration, 2017
American Concrete Institute (ACI), Georgia Chapter

 Honor Award РInteriors, 2020
American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter