Lone Tree Arts Center

  • Client

    • City of Lone Tree
  • Project Type

Design Achievement - The Lone Tree Arts Center is a contemporary and sustainable multi-purpose community center and premier performing arts venue serving as a gathering point for performances, meetings, and events. Expressing a forward-looking identity for the growing community outside of Denver, DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky’s design features an angular copper roof. Acting as a beacon for the community, the roof juts out from the site’s lower elevation and protects patrons from the elements. The mass of the building is constructed from brown Colorado sandstone, accented by a plaster finish on the underside of the roof and light-toned native wood in interior finishes. The glass entry overlooks an entry plaza and allows visual access to the activities within, creating excitement and drawing patrons inside.

Scope Summary - Situated on a 5.8-acre site, this new 43,000 SF facility includes a 500-seat main stage theater with orchestra and balcony seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, an orchestra pit, fly space, and expertly designed acoustics. The audience chamber is intimate with every seat less than 60 feet from the stage. A large, 225-seat, multi-purpose adaptable event hall features variable enclosures accommodating a variety of intimate performances, events, and meetings. Windows allow natural light for performances that do not require complete “black out” conditions and for daytime maintenance and tours. This space opens through a retractable glass wall to a 350-seat outdoor terrace garden that functions as an informal amphitheater. The glass entry lobby is another flexible space for events and gallery use. Incorporation of efficient lighting, heating, cooling and water use systems has earned this building LEED NC certification. The project was publicly funded with money for additional enhancements raised by the Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation. DLR Group|WRL served as Lead Designer and A/E of Record for the project, providing comprehensive architecture, interior design, MEP and structural engineering, theater technical, and audiovisual design services.

DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky in September 2016. Today, the combined design expertise and resources of Westlake Reed Leskosky and DLR Group serve clients as a global, integrated design firm committed to elevating the human experience through design.

 

Awards & Recognition

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  • Honorable Mention

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland