Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts

(Formerly Times Union Performing Arts Center)

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of Jacksonville and the design team of FDA, KBJ Architects and acousticians Kirkegaard & Associates reconstructed the outdated, 31-year old civic auditorium, replacing it with a state-of-the-art performance space with multiple venues.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.

  • Client: City of Jacksonville
  • 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.


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