Times Union Performing Arts Center
1997
 
 
 
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Client:City of Jacksonville
Project Category:Performing Arts Centers
Architect:Rothman Rothman Heineman
Arch. of Record:KBJ Architects, Inc.
Completion Year:1997
Location:Jacksonville, Florida
Acoustician:Kirkegaard & Associates
Building Size:295,000 s.f.
The City of Jacksonville and the design team of FDA, KBJ Architects and acousticians Kirkegaard & Associates reconstructed the outdated, 31-year old civic auditorium, replacing it with a state-of-the-art performance space with multiple venues.  

The new Center now presents a widely expanded range of performing arts events in three spaces.  The existing 3,150-seat auditorium was reconstructed as the 2,850 seat 
Moran Theater, for Broadway touring shows, opera, and ballet. New "sidewall" seating tiers and reconfigured seating levels present a much more intimate and lively interior in the large hall.

Additionally, a new 1,800-seat dedicated concert hall, Jacoby Symphony Hall, was designed for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Finally, critical inadequacies in public rest rooms, wheelchair access, performer accommodations, service, and delivery were redressed.