The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center | Austin, Texas

The Long Center is a multi-venue performance facility constructed within the frame of the old Palmer Auditorium, a public icon originally built in 1959. The best assets of the old building, its stage house, mezzanines, main floor, and basement form the cradle for the new 2400-seat Dell Foundation Hall and 240-seat Rollins Studio Theater. The original dome has been removed, revealing the perimeter ring beam and a colonnade, creating The City Terrace, a new public plaza affording unobstructed views of the Downtown Skyline across Lady Bird Lake. Today, this project serves as a civic icon for the City of Austin. (AIA Austin 2009 Design Award)

  • Services: Design Architect
  • Client: The Long Center
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2008
  • Scope: 168,000 SF

*In association with Zeidler Partnership.