A speculative concept prepared for the ART Board consideration of a capital campaign. Goals included: expansion of the Loeb Center to allow for consolidation and enrichment of the organization; protection of “Contributing Features” of the historic structure; upgrades to safety, technology, comfort, and aesthetics of the 55-year-old structure; provision of full accessibility throughout all levels and for all users of the facility; improvement of audience flow and usability of public spaces; increase in transparency of the energy and activity of the ART and Theater Community; increase in revenue opportunities from event rentals and food service; and maintaining the scale, activity, and character of the Harvard/Brattle Street neighborhood.



Project Data

STATUS: Design study completed 2016

SIZE: 55,700 gsf existing; 20,000-25,000 gsf addition

Project Credits

OWNER: American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA

ARCHITECT: Epstein Joslin Architects

Principals-in-Charge: Alan Joslin, Project Designers: Arthur Pinkham and Robert Picardy