Goodman Theatre

The facility includes the 830-seat main stage Albert Ivar Goodman theater; the 400-seat studio Owen Bruner Goodman theater (renovated from the former Selwyn Theatre); generous public areas; and rehearsal and administrative spaces. The centerpiece of the lobby area is an elliptical grand staircase with a skylight above. Much of the existing terra-cotta, limestone and masonry were carefully restored.

Linking the old buildings with the new was no small task. McHugh teams worked carefully to peel away and preserve portions of the Harris Theatre facade and attach them to the new facility. Plus, the almost 80-year-old structural steel frame of the Selwyn Theater had to be rehabilitated and tied onto the new reinforced-concrete structure. McHugh engineers also innovated a system to reduce vibrations and sound from the in the studio theater from the adjacent CTA elevated train tracks.