Portfolio Category: Cultural Arts

Smart Financial Center

Studio RED, along with architect of record Martinez + Johnson, designed a new 6,400-seat live entertainment complex. The flexible building includes movable partitions and allows for a capacity of 3,300 patrons. The team maximized sight seating and sight lines, and developed loading areas, dressing rooms, support spaces and a 6,000-sf stage.

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

Studio RED was selected to perform a complex, multi-phased renovation on the iconic Jones Hall, originally built in the 1960s. To allow for ongoing performances, construction is occurring when the Symphony Hall is dark and all phases of work will be complete in 2025. In 2021 the design team updated the side walls to provide …

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Diamond Head Theatre

Studio RED was selected by Diamond Head Theatre to design a new 17,000-sf theater seating 500 patrons, demolish the existing theater and renovate the existing support areas. The existing theater was originally built as a movie theater in the 1930s and lacked modern theatrical abilities, or space for the theater’s needs. The project features a …

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Edison Performing Art Center

Studio RED Architects was selected to repurpose a 12.5-acre shopping center at 7100 West Fuqua Drive over two phases. The master plan blends arts and culture, entrepreneurship, job creation, affordable housing, healthcare, quality early education, outdoor green space, and public art uses, necessary elements for building economically thriving communities. The plan was developed over four …

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AD Players Theater

In collaboration with John Gabriel Architects, Studio RED designed the new 33,000-sf AD Players Theater located in the heart of the Galleria. It boasts several impressive features including an audience chamber with orchestra and balcony seating for 460 patrons, a stage house with a 70-foot fly loft, theater control booth, catwalk system and follow spot, …

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MATCH

Studio RED and Lake|Flato designed the new Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). The 46,000-sf theater includes multi-tenant exhibition space, rehearsal halls, black box spaces, galleries, office spaces, and a theater that can accommodate up to 350 people. Located at 3400 Main Street in the heart of Midtown, the mission of MATCH is to …

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Main Street Theater

Studio RED was selected to renovate Main Street Theater, a new landmark in the Houston Arts Community. The renovated 5,700-sf black box theater includes 99 seats with a flexible configuration, support and gathering space and a rehearsal hall on the second floor used for summer camps and classrooms. The unique theater will have the capability …

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Alley Theatre

Studio RED was selected to complete a high profile, $46.5 million makeover on Houston’s famed Alley Theatre. The renovations double the size of the Patricia Peckinpaugh Hubbard Stage, remove viewing obstructions and add a large four-story fly loft. Additional improvements include a new fully trapped area below the stage floor, and associated grid, rigging, lighting, …

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