The palace theatre renovation, St. paul, mn
Built in 1916, and unused since 1984, this historic theater is being given new life as a musical venue owned by the city of St. Paul and operated in conjunction with First Avenue and JAM Productions. Work included tearing out the main level seating thereby creating a large general admission area, adding bars, new restrooms, and backstage green rooms.
The major design philosophy is “preservation through stabilization”. The intent isn’t to restore the building to its original state, but a conservation to feature the worn and weathered aesthetic. We worked to strip away modern renovations to uncover, stabilize, and protect what remains of the original building, supplementing complementary modern construction techniques as required.
- Mayor Chris Coleman- featured in Architecture Minnesota, June 2017
- St. Paul’s newly renovated Palace Theatre dazzles on opening night- Pioneer Press, March 10, 2017
- Review and photos: Atmosphere open the Palace Theatre with a bang- The Current, March 11, 2017
- St. Paul's Palace Theatre feels like a second First Ave- Star Tribune, March 13, 2017