December 21, 2009
Encore Design Group was selected as the theatre consultant for all phases for Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts Additions & Renovations project back in 2004.
The campus, located in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District with the new Winspear Opera Hall as their next door neighbor, now consists of a new Academic & Performance Building, a renovation of the original historic school building buit in 1922, and a new performance hall – the Montgomery Arts Theatre.
This 200,000 sq. ft., $55 million project was completed in May 2008. We have added all three project phased facilities to our “Portfolio” section of our website recently with more information on each venue.
December 17, 2009
Mountain View Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 28, 2009 to celebrate the completion of a few construction projects including the renovation of the Peformance Hall. K. Alan Lewis of Encore Design Group was the theatre consultant on the project.
Special guests speaking at the ceremony included the Chancellor Lassiter, Board of Trustees member Metzger, Dallas Councilmember Jasso, and Texas State Representative Alonzo. Other prominent local colleges, universities, churches, government, and business leagues were in attendance as well.
Following the ceremony, the newly renovated Performance Hall presented a video tracing the historic roots of the MVC Performance Hall followed by various performances to a full audience. Included in the performances were the MBC Chamber Music Ensemble, MVC Vocal Ensemble, MVC Dance Company, the Tectonic Theatre Company, and more.
Learn more about the Performance Hall Renovation (here).
October 20, 2008
The American Institute of Architects/Portland honored Portland Oregon’s Allied Works Architecure with the Built Honor Award for the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts project located in the Arts District of Dallas, Texas. The firm was presented the award at the October 18 AIA|IIDA 2008 Design Awards Gala. As the theatre consultants on the project team for this project, Encore Design Group congratulates Allied Works Architecture and Brad Cloepfil for this award.