by Jan Cottingham
on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 12:00 am
4 min read
A two-year renovation has temporarily closed Little Rock's Joseph T. Robinson Auditorium. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
The Robinson performance hall (left) as it looked in June. Now (right), scaffolding rises high while seats have been removed as the two-year renovation gets underway. | ("Before" photo by Tyler Rosenthal. / "After" by Jason Burt)
The $68.6 million project to renovate Robinson Center Music Hall wil increase the building's size to 138,000 SF from 133,500 SF.
A cutaway of plans for the new auditorium, including a new box office, lobby levels and a lowered performance space.
An artist's view of the new performance hall, which will be lowered to overtake the existing conference rooms. Architects said the redesign will improve acoustics, improve visibility and create a more intimate atmosphere.
An artists rendering shows plans for the lobby to be expanded with improved signage.
An artist's view of the new performance hall lobby.
Architect’s rendering of Robinson Center Auditorium ballroom expansion. (Polk Stanley Wilcox)
An artist's rendering of the inside of the grand balloon on the center's north side, overlooking the Arkansas River and the new river bridge.
The announced plans for the Robinson Center revamp in Little Rock have the project overlapping with the building of the new Broadway Bridge. (Polk Stanley Wilcox)
A view of the new conference center portion of the renovation, which includes a grand ballroom overlooking the Arkansas River.
David Porter, a principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox and project manager for the Robinson renovation design team. | (Photo by Jason Burt)