The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) commissioned the architect to create improvements to the upper seating areas of the historic Ohio Theatre while maintaining the theatre’s architectural, acoustical, and theatrical integrity. The Ohio Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Designated National Landmark. The goal of the project was to improve the safety and comfort of patrons as they traversed existing sloped and warped cross aisles and uneven stepped aisles to their seats in the Loge, Mezzanine, and Balcony seating areas which previously had no handrails. Over the years many patrons, attending events at this important community performing arts venue, expressed their concerns to CAPA about safety in these seating areas.
Tour these areas and more to see the solutions to these challenges. Sponsored by the Committee on Design. This project won a 2022 AIA Columbus Merit Award for Architectural Detail. The design architect is Rogers Krajnak Architects, Inc.
February 2, 2023
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