Our renovation and addition to Polytechnic School’s Garland Theater in Pasadena opened in 2019, significantly upgrading the school’s 1980’s era Performing Arts Building. We were delighted to work with acoustical designers, theatrical lighting designers, and audio-visual designers on the interior renovation of the main theater space, giving students the most up-to-date theater technology. A new mezzanine at the back of the theater added 105 seats. In the lobby, we designed a new ceiling with slim linear light fixtures to create a more inviting and open atmosphere. We also added a new sculptural stair to the mezzanine, which acts as a “porch stoop” for the drama students as well as an iconic entry into the theater.
Acoustical Designer: DLR Group
Theatrical Lighting: The Ruzika Company
Audio Visual Designer: Multi-Media Consulting
Photo Credit: Eric Staudenmaier