CWRU Maltz Performing Arts Center Design Addition Unanimously Accepted
Members of Cleveland, Ohio’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee were impressed by DLR Group's plans for a large addition to Case Western Reserve University’s Maltz Performing Arts Center. They loved it. Their heartstrings were pulled.
Maltz Performing Arts Center in Beachwood, Ohio by DLR Group. Drawing by DLR Group.
Located near the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the approval for the addition wasn't surprising given that DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky has a national reputation for designing cultural and performing arts facilities. Their specialization is rooted in the planning and design they did for renovating Playhouse Square Theaters starting back in the 1970s.
“The idea is to let it have its own presence,” says DLR Group Principal Ron Reed of the original temple. “[The design doesn't] try to upstage Silver Hall. You'll lose."