A historic lecture hall on Beacon Hill has been renovated into a 389-seat theater to serve as the main assembly area for a broad range of the University’s programs, including guest lectures series, professional and student performances in theater, dance, and music, and admissions and student orientation activities. The project was completed in phases, with Phase One encompassing the Lobby, Audience Chamber and Mechanical and Electrical infrastructure, and Phase Two including upgrades of stage and back of house features. Patinated copper and natural woodwork detailing recall that of the Beacon Hill environs while the festive contemporary patterning suggests the heroic era of Broadway theater. (EJA Design Architect, in association with KBA Architects)


Project Credits

OWNER: Suffolk University

CONTRACTOR: Richard White and Sons

DESIGN ARCHITECT: Epstein Joslin Architects

Principals-in-Charge: Alan Joslin (design), Deborah Epstein (Interiors and Finishes), Project Designer: Marco Marraccini, Designer: Marissa Cheng

ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Knight, Bagge & Anderson

IMAGE COPYRIGHT: Peter Vanderwarker

Project Data

STATUS: Completed 2007

SIZE: 7,200 sf renovation

COST: $2.4 million

Honors and Awards

2007 INTERNATIONAL ILLUMINATION DESIGN AWARDS: Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design