Capitol Theater Rehabilitation

This project consisted of rehabilitating and expanding a fire-damaged 1920′s-era stage and film theater in downtown Fall River. The theater is in the process of being placed on the National Historic Register, so emphasis was placed on sensitivity to historic character. The development of a new “performing arts complex” was desired, thus the program included additional theater space as well as support facilities, such as a scene shop, expanded lobby and ticket booth, and dressing rooms.


Materials: Graphite, Vellum
Software: AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Google Earth, Revit

Fall River, MA
Design Studio IV
Robert Flanagan, Instructor
10 weeks (Feb 10 – Apr 10)

 

stiv_histrc

Capitol Theater entrance c.1940

stiv_mstpln

Rehabilitation phased master plan

stiv_gndflr

Capitol Theater Complex ground floor

stiv_uprflr

Capitol Theater Complex mezzanine/second floor

stiv_sectns

Capitol Theater Complex sections

stiv_prspct

Capitol Theater Complex perspective massing

stiv_prscut

Capitol Theater Complex interior view