Third Time's The Charm: Seattle Opera

Turning an 80-year old civic auditorium into a state-of-the-art performance hall that could compete with the world's best opera houses, and also be a terrific space for dance, was quite a challenge. A multi-faceted design team including LMN Architects, Jaffe Holden Acoustics, and my group, theatre planners Schuler & Shook, did just that in creating the venue now known as Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, the home of Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). The venue began as a civic

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