The new Boston University Booth Theatre and Production Center, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, is designed to unify the College of Fine Art’s School of Theatre. The new facility is part of BU’s $50 million consolidation plan to bring the theater program back to Commonwealth Ave. after 33 years on Huntington Avenue.
The modern, steel-beamed, glass-filled facility will include a 250-seat flexible theater; backstage performer and technical support spaces; lobby and front-of-house spaces; production spaces including shops for scenery, costumes and props; office and studio spaces for faculty; and classroom and lab-style teaching spaces, including a lighting lab and design studios.
Acentech is providing acoustical consulting (room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical system noise control) for all phases from Schematic Design through Construction and Commissioning. The new building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.