• Kalita Humphreys Theater
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas Theater Center
  • Kalita Humphreys Theater

Kalita Humphreys Theater

MESA provided the landscape architecture analysis of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater in William B. Dean Park and the Turtle Creek corridor. The building is Wright’s only built theater in the United States. Working in collaboration with the restoration architect, Booziotis & Co., and the City of Dallas, the team worked to recapture and reinvent the landscape setting, which had been drastically altered and fragmented since the project’s completion in 1959. Key to our team’s analysis of the project is the understanding of Wright’s integration of building and landscape, the emergence of his building from the site’s limestone geology, and the visitor’s original spatial sequence to the theater entrance – an orchestrated movement using vantage points, containment, and compression.

Location

Dallas, Texas

Category
Civic