Last jigsaw piece for arts quarter
Annette Strauss Artist Square
Annette Strauss Artist Square Conception
AMPC identified the height, width and depth of the stage house and nature of equipment needed.
We recommended the rake of landscape to give good sightlines to sitting and standing audiences in relation to the stage height.
Annette Strauss Artist Square Gestation
AMPC collaborated with Foster and Partners to develop a permanent sculptural stage house that can remain all year around with equipment and seating locked away in storage out of season. The new enclosed stage provides enhanced lighting and staging opportunities.
A state-of-the-art audio system tracks out from the stage enclosure and directs sound to the audience in the performance lawn area which slopes towards the stage, with elevated side terraces providing excellent stage views.
The architect created a cladding design to break down the scale of the stage house.
Annette Strauss Artist Square Birth
Annette Strauss Square opened in September 2010 with a festival of events by local groups.
Activities, shows & life of the project
The stage has been used for simultaneous broadcast from the Dallas Opera stage, tripling the audience. The venue has enabled a new level of programming to host a wider range of performance art events, multi-day festivals and engage broader community involvement.