LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Lensic Perming Arts Center was the conversion of a 1931 Boller Brothers designed atmospheric movie theater into a performing arts center designed to support the theater needs of various Santa Fe performing arts organizations including music, theater and dance. The entire seating area was reshaped to provide better visibility to the stage floor and meet handicapped accessibility. The acoustics were re-shaped through the use of an electronic enhancement system that allows variable reverberation times to accommodate voice, chamber music and symphonic music.

Built 1931 original, 2001 renovation/addition

Cost: $5,000,000 (construction only)

Contractor: Klinger

Photos: Robert Reck

Awards: AIA Santa Fe Honor Award, Western Mountain Region AIA Design Award, City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Award, State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Award.