Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Vivian Beaumont Renovation 1998
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Client:Lincoln Center
Project Category:Renovation and Restoration
Architect:Hardy Holzman Pfieffer
Completion Year:1998
Location:New York, New York
Acoustician:Jaffe Holden Acoustics
Capacity:1,080 seats
Architect Hugh Hardy led the $16 million renovation of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre with Fisher Dachs Associates. A traditional proscenium configuration in the space was eschewed for a modern thrust stage with stadium-style seating for 1,080.

Other improvements to the space include new HVAC and air circulation systems, wheelchair accessibility in the lobby, a much larger lighting grid with over 80 available positions, and semi-circular catwalks for the designers to use. (The previous walks were rectangular, making their use awkward, considering the circular Beamont and Newhouse stages.)