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Though one of America’s foremost companies, the Arena suffered from challenges both programmatic and urbanistic. An administration building linking the two theaters “made sense internally,” Thom explains, “but separated the front doors to both houses—ther

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Originally appeared in Bing Thom’s new Arena Stage
on November 4, 2010
Though one of America’s foremost companies, the Arena suffered from challenges both programmatic and urbanistic. An administration building linking the two theaters “made sense internally,” Thom explains, “but separated the front doors to both houses—ther
Though one of America’s foremost companies, the Arena suffered from challenges both programmatic and urbanistic. An administration building linking the two theaters “made sense internally,” Thom explains, “but separated the front doors to both houses—there was no ‘there’ there.” Rehearsal, storage and workshop facilities were inconveniently off-site. And the southwest Washington location had deteriorated thanks to 1960s-era urban renewal programs.

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