Houston, TX — $46.5M Renovation for Historic Houston Theater

alleyHouston, TX — $46.5M Renovation for Historic Houston Theater
Posted by Nancy Adams | Published by Virtual Builders’ Exchange News Blog
April 17, 2013

The Alley Theatre announced plans Wednesday for the first extensive renovation of its facilities in one of Houston’s most iconic buildings. The leading nonprofit theatre company will pay for the $46.5 million facelift with funds from a $73 million capital campaign, which has already raised more than $31 million toward its goal.

With its bold, concrete exterior and multiple turrets, the Alley Theatre building is one of Houston’s most significant architectural landmarks. The distinctive building in the heart of Houston’s theater district is the only downtown performing arts venue owned and operated by a performing arts company.

Dedicated in 1968, the Alley Theatre building was the first solo project designed by architect Ulrich Franzen. Planned renovations will embrace the building’s unique features while enhancing its character with 21st century theatre systems and audience amenities.

Renovation team and details:

Ed Garrett, principal of Houston-based Studio Red Architects, is designing the theater, and Dennis Irvine, founder, president and CEO of Irvine Team, is the project construction manager. Bellows Construction of Houston is the builder.

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