The last time I wrote about Joanna Baymiller publicly, it was to praise her successful albeit unconventional efforts to bring us greater attention and lead the charge to new .... read more
After six years of drama and delay, the Russian government has selected a replacement architect and revised design for the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
On July 28, officials selected Toronto-based Diamond and Schmitt Architects for the job through an international competition. The .... read more
After more than a year of the beep-beep of forklifts and the thumping of jackhammers, music will be heard again this fall at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, which is set to reopen with a new theater, a new artistic director and a .... read more
There's one key factor that gives the Great White Way its sense of permanence: those quirky 40 stages in a narrow patch of Midtown Manhattan. When one of them turns into a movie theater or becomes a dance club, it's cause for sadness. When one is .... read more
Success breeds success--in architecture especially. For proof, witness the meteoric rise of Diller Scofidio Renfro. A few years ago, the firm hadn't completed many large projects; they were best-known as high-minded conceptualists. But then came big commissions: for ICA in Boston, Alice Tully Hall in .... read more
Canadian architectural firm Diamond + Schmitt Architects won the international competition to design Mariinsky II, Russia's first new, grand-scale opera house since the Bolshevik Revolution.
The firm's head architect, Jack Diamond, spoke in a recent interview about what St. Petersburg will gain from the .... read more
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Creative Arts Center for the Brown University campus is slated for completion in 2010. The new 36,000 square foot center will include a 200 seat recital hall, 35mm screening facility, recording studio, multimedia lab, gallery space and large multi-purpose production studios.
Three .... read more
Russia is turning to a team of Toronto architects to design a new ballet and opera house at the renowned Mariinsky Theatre complex in St. Petersburg.
Diamond and Schmitt Architects was selected from five competitors around the world to work on the $450-million .... read more
Russia's world-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev announced that Diamond and Schmitt Architects of Toronto has been selected to design the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which will add 2,000 seats to the growing Mariinsky complex. The existing Mariinsky Theatre, opened in 1860, has been home to premieres .... read more
Jack Diamond normally isn't a vodka man.
But he certainly was yesterday as he celebrated the Russian government's announcement that the Canadian architect had won an international competition to design one of the world's most sought-after commissions, the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. .... read more
Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the designers of the new concert hall adjacent to Place des Arts, have another major arts project to finish by 2011: the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
Sleek and rectangular like the Montreal facility, the new theatre will be .... read more
The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation has chosen three teams to lead the acoustics, theatrical and cost consulting for the renovation of Municipal Auditorium into the premiere arts venue for San Antonio. Akustiks, an acoustical consulting firm, was chosen to lead the acoustical design .... read more
The final pieces of the design team have clicked into place for the remaking of the iconic Municipal Auditorium into a modern-day performing arts center.
Fisher Dachs Associates of New York will lead the theater planning and design, Connecticut-based Akustiks will lead the .... read more
The ambition and scale of the $100-million project that will transform the Cantos Music Foundation into the National Music Centre at the King Eddy comes into sharp focus with the architects' visions of what Calgary's newest cultural centre could be like.
Call it .... read more
The long-delayed Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site is making a comeback.
A new proposal would rescue the PAC from the tangle of infrastructure in the middle of the Trade Center site and plunk it down where the Deutsche Bank .... read more
Museums are increasingly becoming like theaters, their once-staid display cases giving way to extended narratives and elaborate special effects. But now, after nearly two years of renovations, a theater has become more fully a museum. It is being incorporated into an expanding multibuilding exhibition that .... read more
The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation has chosen Fisher Dachs Associates to join the team of Marmon Mok, LMN Architects and A'Kustiks to redesign the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio. The new performing arts center will highlight the unique character of an historic .... read more
This is a big year for golden anniversaries. Lincoln Center is marking its first half-century with a year-long celebration and an ambitious rebuilding program, and the Guggenheim Museum is honoring its 50th with a huge show that pays homage to its famous architect, Frank Lloyd .... read more
Eastman Kodak Company has committed $10 million to help complete the founder's original vision for the Eastman Theatre, and that last transformation is about to begin.
Gene VanVoorhis snapped some final pictures before the Eastman closes for renovations.
He remembers coming to .... read more
The design of a proposed addition to the Wheeler Opera House continues to evolve, although some say the most recent changes don't go far enough.
Project architects recently altered the four story addition to the circa-1890s historic theater by pulling the fourth .... read more