Fellowship Senior Living Auditorium 2019
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Client:Fellowship Senior Living
Project Category:Multipurpose Theatres
Architect:KDA Architects
Completion Year:2019
Location:Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Capacity:140 seats
Fellowship Senior Living is in the process of adapting its social environments in an effort to develop a robust inreach program. Fellowship Senior Living has a population of 450 residents and an increasing demand for programs: invited artists, lectures, in-house productions, and more. The existing 80-seat multipurpose room is inadequate both in capacity and technology for this robust programming. An important first step is the addition of a new auditorium in the heart of the community.

Collaborating with these organizations and KDA, FDA has designed a state-of-the-art auditorium that will provide the setting for the presentation of high-quality, diverse programming in an appropriate setting. Designed for flexibility, the auditorium has 140 retractable seats with the capacity for an additional 100 floor seats to accommodate large productions and events. The retractable seating allows for an entirely open floor for banquet seating.

Two regional performing arts organizations, Berkeley Light Opera Company and Trinity Theater Company, will make this new venue a home for their productions and will bring their audiences with them.