Civic Opera House
The 275,000 sq ft renovation of the historic Opera House more than doubled rehearsal hall and scenery handling space, created a state-of-the-art theater independent of base building power, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection. Front lobbies and auditorium upgrades included new seating, patron boxes, and a complete auditorium face-lift while keeping the original design. The addition included a three-story, 4,900 sq ft rehearsal hall addition built to match the size of the Opera House stage itself and two 2,500, two story rehearsal halls with dressing rooms, practice space and all other support areas. The construction was completed in three, 5-month phases allowing the facility to open for its seven-month opera season.