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Woodward Opera House Theatre Architecture, Mount Vernon, Ohio

Woodward Opera House
The renovation of the prominent National Register listed Woodward Opera House and the design and construction of its new addition has been separated out into multiple-phased projects to accommodate funding restrictions. The Woodward Opera House Project challenges include reintegrating the restoration of a 1850s theatre building with the adaptive reuse of the adjacent building.

A new rear addition will accommodate backstage theatre support spaces such as dressing rooms, restrooms, and loading. Separate entries are being provided for retail, office, theatre audience, and theatre support personnel. Construction staging issues include working around an occupied facility and coordinating construction access/staging and storage on an urban site without inconveniencing adjacent shop owners and their customers.

Owner:
Woodward Development Corporation
Completion:
  • 2002-2003 Retail Renovation
  • 2006-2007 Exterior Renovation
  • 2011-2012 Second Floor Office Renovation
  • 2014-2017 Theatre Renovation