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Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts in Toronto receives USITT Architecture Merit award

posted on 1:32 PM, February 7, 2012

USITT Honors 2012 Architecture Winners

Two outstanding performance spaces, one in Texas and one in the United Kingdom, will received Honor awards from the USITT Architecture Awards program in 2012.  An additional 10 projects will be recognized with Merit awards.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas is one of the Honor winners.  Architect was REX | OMA with associate architect Kendall Heaton Associates, Inc.  Theatre consultant was Theatre Projects Consultants with DHB B.V as acoustical consultant:        
Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatres Transformation, Waterside at Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom will receive the other Honor award.  Architects for the project were Bennetts Associates with Charcoalblue as theatre consultant and Acoustic Dimensions as acoustical consultants.
The awards will be presented at a special session of USITT’s Architecture Commission on Friday evening, March 30 at the 2012 Annual Conference & Stage Expo.  USITT has invited representatives of all 13 winning projects to participate. 
Awards were selected based on creative image, contextual resonance, community contribution, exploration of news technologies, and functional operation of backstage and audience spaces.
Jurors for the 2012 Architecture Awards program included Joseph Mobilia, Associate Principal with FDA where he has been project manager and has lead the planning and programming for much of FDA’s college and university work and Mark Holden, FASA, who is a Principal with Jaffe Holden where he is chairman and lead designer of acoustics.  William Murray, AIA, guides the program as USITT Architecture Commission’s Vice-Commissioner for Awards.  He has a national reputation for planning and designing theaters and performances spaces for professional and academic use.
Merit award winners for 2012 and their design and consultant teams are:
Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Architect:                                Diamond and Schmitt Architects      
Theatre Consultant:                 Fisher Dachs Associates
Acoustical Consultant:              Sound Space Design
Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Architect:                             Foster Wilson Architects
Theatre Consultant:             Theatre Projects Consultants
Acoustical Consultant           Paul Gillieron Acoustic Design
Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Florence, South Carolina
Architect:                             Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture               
Associate Architect:               FW Architects, Inc.
Theatre Consultant:              Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC
Acoustical Consultant:           Akustiks
New York City Center, New York, New York
Architect:                        Ennead Architects                 
Theatre Consultant:         Fisher Dachs Associates
Acoustical Consultant:      Kirkegaard Associates
Dancing Water Theater at City of Dreams, Macao SAR, China
Design Architect:                     Pei Partnership Architects LLP              
Executive Architect:                 P&T Group
Theater Production:                 Franco Dragone Entertainment Group
Theater Consultant:                Theatre Projects Consultants
Acoustical Consultant:             Wilson, Crockett & Associates, Ltd.
Rose Center for the Arts, Longview, Washington
Architect:                           Opsis Architecture                 
Theatre Consultant:            Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Acoustical Consultant:         Sparling Acoustical
Visual and Performing Arts Village, Aptos, California
Architect:                       HGA Architects and Engineers                     
Theatre Consultant:       Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Acoustical Consultant:    Sparling Acoustical
BodVox Dance Center, Portland, Oregon
Architect:                        Boora Architects
Theatre Consultant:         The Shalleck Collaborative, Inc.
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California
Design Architect:          Handel Architects
Executive Architect:      DesignARC, Inc.
Theatre Consultant:      Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Acoustical Consultant:   Jaffe Holden
Landscape Architect:     Van Atta Associates
Structural Engineer:     Howard and Van Sande Structural Consultants, Inc.
David L. Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Architect:                      Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP
Theatre Consultant:       Robert Davis Associates
Acoustical Consultant:    Marshall/KMK
For a complete list of all sessions planned by the Architecture Commission and all USITT’s Commissions, visit www.usitt.org/Conference/Sessions.  To register for the 2012 Annual Conference, click here
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