This fall marked the ground breaking for two remarkable projects promoting the performing arts and community gathering in the Pacific Northwest, for which we were pleased to serve as theatre and AV planning and design consultants. In late November, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts broke ground in Beaverton, OR. In attendance were Patricia Reser (photo above, Ms. Reser with a ribbon on her shovel), the Mayor of Beaverton, team members from Opsis Architecture, city staff and Adam. The project brings a 550-seat theatre with a grand lobby and several community classrooms for the arts to the Portland-metro area. For more information or to watch the project unfold, visit the Center's website.
Late October marked the start of construction for the Field Arts and Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waterfront Center in Port Angeles, WA (rendering below), designed by LMN Architects. This new regional and touring performing arts facility will feature a 500-seat multi-purpose theatre accommodating music, dance and dramatic performances and a banquet hall seating up to 300 guests. For more details, visit the Field Arts and Events Hall website or a recent article in GlobeNewswire which delves into the design process.