Historic Preservation, Theatre + Performing Arts

The Huntington Theatre

Bruner/Cott Architects
Boston, Massachusetts
78,500 SF
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  • 2023 Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award
  • 2023 Preservation MA, Robert H. Kuehn Preservation Award
  • 2023 Engineering News Record Best Project Award: Cultural/Worship

    A regional gem reimagined for today’s theatre experience

    Built in 1925, the historic Georgian Revival theatre, located on Boston’s significant Avenue of the Arts, was the first not-for-profit playhouse in the United States.

    The goal of the renovation and expansion project was to restore and update the historic architecture, integrate modern amenities, and create a backstage that operates with contemporary theatrical technology. A dynamic 14,000 square-foot multi-story audience engagement center serves as the theatre’s new entrance and incorporates ticketing services, cafe, additional performance and event venues, and new balcony. Renovations included new seating, dressing rooms, rehearsal and event room, and the building’s entrance.

    Altieri designed all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems to serve the updated theatre.

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