Pelli Clarke Pelli, Design Architect; New Haven, CT
OWP&P / Cannon Design, Architect of Record; Chicago, IL
Schuler Shook, Theatre Consultant; Chicago, IL
The new building for The Theatre School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus provides much-needed performance, office and rehearsal facilities for this top-ranked program. The complex includes extensive scene and costume shops, multimedia computer labs, a lighting laboratory, sound and video studios, three full-size rehearsal rooms, four rehearsal classrooms dedicated to movement, and 10 acting classrooms sized and equipped to support small performances. The heart of the building is the 250-seat Fullerton Stage thrust theatre, complemented by the 100-seat Healy flexible theatre. KA provided full acoustics, mechanical noise, and AV / Multimedia systems consulting services for the project. This project has achieved LEED Gold Certified status.