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Geffen Playhouse Renovation

University of California
Los Angeles, CA 

UCLA and Director Gil Cates now oversee the facility for The David Geffen Foundation as home for the newest professional League of Resident Theaters in Los Angeles. MCH was retained by The Geffen to provide full-scope acoustical and audiovisual consulting services for the full remodel and expansion of this historic landmark requiring sensitive preservation and adaptive re-use considerations. We constructed a working model for in-depth laser studies to find optimal methods of reshaping those surfaces that could be adjusted and finding finishes that would compliment the historic fabric while eliminating the speech intelligibility problems that long plagued the original venue.

  • 500 seat Drama Theater

  • 117 seat Studio Theater

  • $17M Construction Cost

Architect: RFA Architects
Completion: 2005

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