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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles, CA

Photos: Benny Chan

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•RFA, architect for the master planning, renovation, adaptive reuse and expansion of the historically significant 1929 Masonic Hall into the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood Village adjacent to UCLA..

• The Playhouse contains a 520 seat equity theater with new expanded backstage and rehearsal hall, administrative offices and a new, 3 story building addition with a 145 seat second stage, new backstage, dressing and support space.

• Master plan design also incorporates the necessary building upgrades for compliance with current codes.

Southern CA Development Forum,  2006   Grand Prize

Los Angeles Conservancy, Preservation  Award 2006

Los Angeles Business Council,
Conservancy Preservation Award 2006

Society of American Registered Architects _

Award of Excellence 2006

National Society of American Registered Architects -
Award of Excellence 2006

Selected Publications
Designing a Theater, thought2form.blogspot,
October 6, 2010

American Spaces: An Overview of What's New,
Images Publishing Group, June 2007

"Geffen Playhouse celebrates its renovation with a gala",
Los Angeles Times, 2005

"And now there are two: Ronald Frink stages a comebck
and a world premiere", Variety 2005

"Renovated Geffen Playhouse has a Brand-New "Roof"
for Maggie, Brick & Co.". Daily News 2005


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