An outdoor performance center—featuring stage and back of house pavilion, VIP dining and audience pavilion, concession, ticketing and restroom pavilions—sits within a wooded pine forest at the edge of Symphony Lake in Cary, NC. The facility has a seating capacity of 7,000 to 10,000 on a central lawn and under the surrounding pines. The venue is the summer stage for the North Carolina Symphony, the Triangle Opera, the Carolina Ballet Company, assorted national touring entertainers, and local community groups. (Alan Joslin, as a Principal-in-Charge of Design with William Rawn Associates, Architects)



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Project Data

STATUS: Completed 2001

SIZE: 32,000 sf; 14.7-acre park

COST: $15.2 million

Project Credits

OWNER: Baltimore Symphony and Montgomery Co.

CONTRACTOR: Barnhill Contracting Company

ARCHITECT: William Rawn Associates, Architects

Principal-in-Charge of Design: Alan Joslin

IMAGE COPYRIGHT: Robert Benson and Michael Zirkel

Honors and Awards

2003 AIA NORTH CAROLINA: Design Award

2003 IESNA: International Illumination Award

2002 USITT: Honor Award in New Architecture

2002 AIA/AISC: National Winner for Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture Using Structural Steel

2001 BSA: Design Award

2001 AIA NEW ENGLAND: Honor Award in Architecture