The Plaza Theatre, which was built in the 1930s, was originally designed in the “atmospheric” style with a dome-shaped ceiling complete with twinkling stars and puffy white clouds to create the illusion of an evening sky. Akustiks completed the acoustical design for a renovation and stage expansion that converted the theater into a modern performance hall for symphonic music, opera, touring Broadway productions and other entertainment events. Plaza Theatre re-opened in September 2006 to rave reviews.
Project Location: El Paso, TX
Client Name: Plaza Theatre, El Paso Texas
Project Name: Plaza Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
Architect: OTJ Architects (formerly Martinez+Johnson Architecture)
Theatre Consultant: Schuler Shook
Project Year: 2006
Project Size: 116,000 sq ft