Long Beach, CA
March 28, 2012, 6 - 7:15PM
Theatres are one of the most complicated building types and there are dozens of participants in the design process.  Learn the steps in designing a theatre, understand what each specialist does, and how the end-user can best participate in the creation of a great performance space.
The Panel will discuss the planning, design and construction process of the Geffen Playhouse, located in Westwood of Los Angeles, CA, as a case study to illustrate the various phases of a project development with the integrated multi-disciplinary team essential in achieving such a successful project.
The project for the Geffen Playhouse included the adaptive reuse design of a historic structure with structural and code upgrades, historical preservation and restoration, along with the contemporary addition and remodeling to add a 2nd stage and essential back of house production, administration and support facilities for the theater operations.
The panelists include the following:
Curtis Kasefang, Theater Consultants Collaborative, LLC
·         Theater Planners for the Geffen Playhouse
Susan Benz, AIA, Benz Resource Group
·         Project Manager
Scott Pfeiffer, Threshold Acoustics
·         Architectural Acoustician
Ron Frink, AIA, Ronald Frink Architects, Inc.
·         Architect/Interior Design for the Geffen Playhouse
Daniel Ionazzi, Geffen Playhouse
·         Production Manager of the Geffen Playhouse


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