Design Taking Shape for Amphitheater Near New Albany’s McCoy Center
Plans progress for an amphitheater near the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio. DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky’s design for the 800-seat amphitheater will have a similar capacity and stage size as the McCoy so that it can accommodate a full symphony orchestra.
DLR Group|WRL Senior Associate Patrick Hyland Jr., AIA, LEED AP, says, “our design team is trying to address the functional needs of the facility and prioritize key aspects.” From a performance standpoint, that means the facility requires a stage that can accommodate multiple uses. “It’s always the stage first,” Hyland says.
The amphitheater design is intimate and friendly and could serve as a space for families to connect and socialize in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere.