Performing Arts 1 project
PlayhouseSquare Foundation, Ohio Theatre Lobby Restoration
The restoration of the Ohio Theatre Lobby marks four decades of Westlake Reed Leskosky's involvement in the design and execution of the largest renovated Theatre District in the United States. The project returns the massive space, which had been destroyed by fire in 1964 and had undergone a modest remodel in the 1980s, to its 1921 neoclassical splendor.
WRL, responsible for the architectural and engineering design, worked closely...
Preservation 1 project
PlayhouseSquare Foundation, Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare
Pioneering work at PlayhouseSquare continues with the design of interactive facilities integrating multimedia, performing arts, and broadcast for WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream and the PlayhouseSquare Foundation. Inserting a contemporary design concept into historic One PlayhouseSquare on Euclid Avenue, the new synergetic center breaks down the barriers between television and radio to foster a convergence of the two formerly independent media streams, with multilevel activities and movement of space adding...
Performing Arts / Historic Theatre 2 projects
PlayhouseSquare Foundation, Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
The theatre, which has been adapted for use by the Great Lakes Theater Festival – an anchor production company of PlayhouseSquare and one of the country's top regional theatres - conveys an open plan that connects the patron to the stage from the street to their seat, always visually connected to the performance. Typical and atypical support spaces (such as a café integrated into the lobby through movable glass partitions)...
PlayhouseSquare Foundation, PlayhouseSquare
Westlake Reed Leskosky orchestrated a master plan for a theater district downtown that is now a national model, major visitor attraction and economic development catalyst for Cleveland. PlayhouseSquare attracts over 2,000,000 patrons annually to a wide variety of arts and entertainment events, injects over $40 million each year in new income and has initiated a renaissance of development in the district with an annual impact exceeding $300 million. Key to...
Performing Arts / Renovation 1 project
PlayhouseSquare Foundation, The Power of Three Project, Allen Theatre
Working in partnership with PlayhouseSquare, the Cleveland Play House and Cleveland State University, Westlake Reed Leskosky designed a renovation and expansion for the historic Allen Theatre. The transformation, at a cost of $26 million, features three new theatres created within the 81,500 sf Allen Theatre and 44,000 sf continguous addition.
Housed in the existing Allen Theatre, the Main Stage Theatre and its lobby transitions the existing...