ABQ Warehouse District

February 25, 2011

Street Precedents

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Photographer Ernst hass

Street Precedents

(edited: Photo by Ernst Hass)

– M. Mounce


February 23, 2011

ABQ Great Streets Facility Plan stalled, or what?

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For those who may not be aware of the Great Streets Facility Planit may be a useful guide for current and future ABQ projects. But for those who have heard about it — what’s going on with it currently?

— M. Mounce

February 21, 2011

Downtown Los Angeles – Examining the Rise and Fall

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A link to some interesting information on the rise and fall of downtown Los Angeles.


Los Angeles – Art/Warehouse Districts

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February 18, 2011

Arts & Cultural District: Draft Municipal Ordinance

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Here are 2 3 SOME links that may be of use:

Downtown Action Team – Arts and Culture of Page

Arts and Cultural District Draft Municipal ordinance

— last one pulled from here:

New Mexico Economic Development

Albuquerque Public Art

Creative Albuquerque

— M. Mounce

February 17, 2011


Filed under: Theatre Precedents, Uncategorized — hilarynoll @ 12:21 am

Hi Team,

Here’s the final SWOT diagram that we created as a class today. ¬†Feel free to add comments or let me know I missed or misrepresented anything. ūüôā

February 15, 2011

Traverse Theater

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Traverse Theater (E.Chinana)

Architect: Groves-Raines Architects

Location: Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Scotland

Completed: 1992

Cost: £3.3 million

The Traverse Theatre is a two theater space with an award winning bar and café created as part of Saltire Court.  It is an adaptive reuse project.

Traverse 1 is the larger space with flexible seating that can be moved to create many different configurations (e.g. transverse, end on, in the round, etc.). The most common configuration is ‚Äėend on‚Äô and has 216 seats.

Traverse 2 is the smaller studio space and is considered the black box theater. New flexible seating was installed in September 2005 to allow for 5 different staging configurations and the average capacity is approximately 100 seats.  Seating arrangement can be be

either the acting area is down the middle of the space, audience sits facing acting area from two sides, Cross Traverse: the stage is similar, but in the shape of a cross. To maintain a flexible space the designers created an intricate grid of beams and girders to support a building above, lighting and mechanical.

Program in Section

February 14, 2011

Inside out art center, beijing, china

Filed under: Adaptive Reuse Warehouses — celladdition @ 9:36 pm

Inside Out Art Center

Beijing China

Atelier 11 Architects

cultural facility in beijing, china. consisting of studios, lofts, exhibition centers. The project is built within the existing structure of an old factory. enovated in multiple stages, the architects aimed to preserve as much of the original elements as possible. a large portion of the dark brick envelop was kept intact while  the steel framing was exposed on the interior as both structural and aesthetic elements.

A sculptural addition to the north serves as an external passage way shaped as a zigzag that connects the sales office to the multi-functional art center. an elevated catwalk connects the museum to a public pathway beyond the park, allowing visitors to experience the approach from a different advantage point.

Old building

Exterior View


Inside of the Art Gallery






Antoine Hatfield Hall | Dolores Winngstad Theater

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Dolores Winngstad Theater (E. Chinana)


Client: Portland Center for Performing Arts

Architect: ELS Architects, Barton Myers and Associates and Boora Architects

Location: Portland Oregon

Seating: 292 seats in Black Box Theater

Size: 127,000 square foot in the whole complex

Cost: 28.4 million

Awards: 1994 USITT Architecture Merit Award
1984 Architectural Design Award by Progressive Architecture

The Dolores Winningstad theater was opened in 1987 and is adjoined with  a rotunda lobby and a glittering dome, one part of the lobby is a multi-storey rotunda lined with balcony fronts designed to resemble a traditional Italian opera house. Performances could be held in the rotunda space, with the audience lining the various level of the rotunda.

The theater allows flexible stage which could be lifted above or below grade level, creating an orchestra pit for 18 musicians. The seating configuration consists of three tightly stacked tiers with loose seating run around three sides of the room, containing one row of movable seats, one rows fixed seats in the back, and one row of fixed stoole height stats. The ceiling is made up of exposed lattice grid of red stained cedar that acts as an acoustical baffle and exposed light bridge. The walls behind the tiers have fixed absorption at their widest point but are otherwise an open wood grille with adjustable surfaces behind. The dressing room can house 28 people.

Natural Capital Center Adaptive Reuse (Grace)

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Natural Capital Center

721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

Henry Hobson Richardson

The first LEED Gold historic building in the nation. This 1895 warehouse is situated in a revitalizing urban district of Portland, Oregon. The brick and timber structure originally designed as a warehouse and transfer station. The first floor now features a range of businesses‚ÄĒincluding an outdoor clothing store, a pizzeria, a coffee shop, a health services center, and a bank‚ÄĒsurrounding a public atrium. The second and third floors provide a public atrium and mezzanine space, a conference center for business and community events, and office space for businesses and nonprofit organizations as well as the City of Portland’s Office of Sustainable Development. It has a total of 70,000 Ft2, Completed in 2001.

  • 98% of construction debris reused or reclaimed
  • 75% of existing building shell reused
  • 50% of materials harvested locally
  • 20% energy savings achieved via efficient windows, lighting fixtures and ventilation system
  • Daylight is available in 75% of indoor spaces
  • FSC-certified, sustainably harvested wood used throughout
  • Rainwater is filtered and absorbed through bioswales and on ecoroof – protecting the Willamette River
  • Environmentally innovative interior materials such as recycled paint, wheatboard cabinets, and rubber flooring from recycled tires


This building it started out in 1895 as a warehouse for the J. McCracken Company. It was named Central Truck Terminal in the 1930s and from 1941 to 1997 it housed the Rapid Transfer & Storage Company.

Present Ecotrust Natural Capital Center


Exterior shot of the Back


Interior View


Interior View

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