Location      New York, NY
Size             15,000 sq ft
Date            2016
Firm            Sonya Lee, project architect
                   Toshiko Mori Architect


Located off Broadway in Manhattan, New York, the Alliance of Residents Theatre /New York is a 15,000 sq ft renovation consisting of two large theaters, multi-purpose performance spaces, dressing rooms and public lobby and reception spaces. Capitalizing on it's unique location within a new development high rise building presented an opportunity to create a signature theater that rethinks the paradigm of a theater as a neutral and fixed 'black box'.  The design of the theatres is comprised of a series of large mobile walls, enabling each production to specifically calibrate the spaces for each unique performances. This approach allows for spatial reconfiguration and acoustic specificity unprecedented in theatres.