Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

Washington, DC

Renovation of a 1,140-Seat Theater for Live Performances

The renovation of the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts included reconfiguring the stage and orchestra pit, improving accessibility, and upgrading lighting and mechanical systems. Modifications and re-routing of the ductwork required careful planning due to the limited amount of space. The Mueller team also designed the new air handling systems to minimize sound and eliminate disruptive air velocity problems that previously interfered with stage scenery and backdrops. A new sound system, balcony lighting rails, and lighting catwalks were also included.

Architect

Quinn Evans Architects

Client History

2015: Israeli Lounge Improvements; RCG Architects
2014: Russian Lounge; RCG Architects
2014: Terrace Theater Renovation; Quinn Evans Architects
2012: South Block Concert Hall Renovation; Grimm + Parker
2010: Theater Lab Renovation; RCG Architects
2008: Eisenhower Theater; Quinn Evans Architects
2006: Family Theater; RCG Architects
Various IDQ Contract Projects; Quinn Evans Architects, RCG Architects, and Samaha Associates

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  • “Mueller asks the right questions and they have the capability to address the technical challenges. They understand the importance of their work to the overall success of the theater.”

    Larry Barr, AIA
    Quinn Evans Architects
  • “Mueller asks the right questions and they have the capability to address the technical challenges. They understand the importance of their work to the overall success of the theater.”

    Larry Barr, AIA
    Quinn Evans Architects