Work Begins on Innovative Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston by Studio RED Architects
Over the last decade, Studio RED has demonstrated expertise in the field of arts facility design, and their most project is no exception. Partnering with project lead Lake|Flato, the Studio RED team has developed a design for the new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Set to break ground shortly, MATCH is a 46,000-square-foot, multi-tenant exhibition space that includes rehearsal halls, black box spaces, galleries, office spaces, and a theater that can accommodate audiences of up to 350 people.
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston is an endeavor in both cultural arts facility design and urban planning, and involved the MATCH board, potential tenants, neighbors, and many Midtown and Houston policy and planning groups. Ultimately, the design was centered around the idea of transit-oriented development since the arts facility will be located just steps from the Ensemble/HCC METRO station. “This project is a unique opportunity to blend the creative vigor of the arts community with progressive design aspirations aimed at livable sustainability,” says Pete Ed Garrett, Partner at Studio RED. “We think this facility, Houston’s first true transit-oriented development, will be an anchor for future development in Midtown and an inspiration for the city as a whole.”
Studio RED Architects anticipates completion of Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston in spring 2015.
About Studio RED
Pete Ed Garrett, AIA is an award-winning architect with over 28 years experience designing cultural arts centers, entertainment venues, and worship facilities. He is a founding partner of Studio RED Architects, a Houston based firm leading the industry in innovative architectural design. His projects have been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally with awards for design excellence.
Studio RED Architects is a Houston-based architectural firm with a reputation for design and excellence in entertainment, commercial and worship facilities. Notable projects include worship centers such as Lakewood Church, performing arts centers such as the Texas Southmost College Music Education Building, and renovation projects such as the LEED award-winning City of Houston Permitting Center.