ARCHITECTURE IS MORE

  • than just beauty
  • than just space
  • than just function
  • than just rooms
  • than just buildings

CASA MAÑANA

06/04/2018
Casa Mañana Theatre, one of the largest children’s theatres in the country, was built in 1959 using a kit sold by Alcoa. The original structure featured a low-raked in-the-round arrangement and suffered from a lack of adequate lobby and patron facilities. The architect was charged with re-configuring the performance space into a more flexible modified thrust format while adding appropriately-scaled public spaces and related amenities for the resulting 1,082 seats. A new glazed lobby was added facing University Boulevard, providing a lantern-like public face for the theatre. The addition was constructed using site-cast concrete panels, c