Renovation/Upgrade Planning Study
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona
The City of Scottsdale commissioned ZHA to evaluate and make recommendations on the best ways to update and renovate their 1970s vintage Center for the Performing Arts. This work was necessary to address the needs of the performers and the audience and to remain competitive in the regional market.
After evaluating the existing conditions of the facility, ZHA led several visioning sessions that included key stakeholders and the public to capture and define the goals of the project. These visioning sessions led to the development of alternative plans and cost estimates with associated benefits and issues.
The final, recommended plan included a complete renovation of the existing 830-seat theater, reconfiguration of the adjacent 150-seat theater, inclusion of an educational component, addition of public spaces, relocation of the art gallery and addition of offices. The final plan, with all phases complete, is estimated to cost $30,000,000.