St. Ursula Academy Theater Renovation

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Year: 2017

St. Ursula Academy, a parochial high school, formulated a long-range plan for facility updates in order to meet the growing needs of the student curriculum. One critically lacking area was adequate performing arts space.


As part of their campaign to renovate their existing spaces, we converted the gymnasium, St. Angela Hall, into a state-of-the-art theater that would serve students and faculty as well as the community. Design of the new theater included sloped seating for 265 audience members, an accessible orchestra pit,  a scene shop, new dressing rooms, new lighting, rigging and sound systems.

We developed a dynamic lecture and performance space from the interplay of the functional reflective and absorptive acoustic panels intertwined with lighting and mechanical support elements. The ceiling treatments were extended onto the surrounding walls including the LED general lighting fixtures and reflective wood panels.



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