SARASOTA, Fla. (February 16, 2017) — SchenkelShultz Architecture, Sarasota, is the Architect of Record for the new $28 million Performing Arts Center for The Players in Sarasota. To be located in Lakewood Ranch’s Waterside development, the new 70,000 square-foot multi-use venue will feature a 480-seat Main Stage Auditorium, a 125-seat Black Box Theatre, a 100-seat Cabaret, plus an expanded Education component and an Outdoor Events Plaza. The project is currently in design in association with Westlake Reed Leskosky, part of the DLR Group, with leadership coming from their New York City studio. Design is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The Players is an 88-year old establishment dedicated to delivering quality productions of classic and current Broadway caliber musicals and plays and will continue those productions within the new Main Stage Auditorium. With the new relocation, program expansion will include smaller musicals within an intimate cabaret space and serve as a home for touring and local professional jazz artists and cabaret acts. The Black Box will allow for small comedies and tragedies designed to entertain, but also provoke a deeper conversation about the art of theater along with classics from American authors, including a more substantial educational program for persons of all ages.
About SchenkelShultz Architecture
SchenkelShultz Architecture has been designing community facilities since the firm’s inception in 1958. With an office in Sarasota, the firm has three additional offices in Florida and has a portfolio of design work that encompasses a wide range of community facilities, including municipal buildings, institutional, private sector development, as well as pro-bono work for local non-profit organizations.
SchenkelShultz also has a strong aviation and educational design portfolio. For more information, follow SchenkelShultz Architecture on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/schenkelshultz-architecture or visit www.schenkelshultz.com.
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