Antenna Theater
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Antenna Theater

November 21, 2014
Located at Fort Cronkhite, in the Marin Headlands, this project entailed converting 2 existing Army barracks into office & production space for a non-profit theater group. These buildings, two of several that once made up an active army base during WWII, are situated on a grassy inlet overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The client, Antenna Theater, is an experimental production company that stages non-traditional performances where audience participation is encouraged. As a way of funding these productions, Antenna makes audio narratives for self-guided tours for places such as Alcatraz and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The tight programmatic aspects of this project consisted of providing individual offices, production & recording spaces for the client’s varied needs. These simple wood framed barracks were stripped bare exposing the existing structure while programmatic volumes were inserted into the space to give a contrasting reading between the old and new. Like Antenna’s avant-garde performances this new composition provokes a playful dance within its existing surrounds.

Location / year

Marin Headlands, CA / 1991

Project Type

Art Space

Architect

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Square Footage

9,000 GSF

Principals in Charge

Dwight Long, AIA

Project Manager

Chris Tymoff

Photographic Credits

View 1 – Chris Tymoff
Views 2-5 – Matthew Millman

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