Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, Texas

Profile: The Long Center provides a state-of-the-art venue for a broad array of regional performing arts groups, Texas musicians, and a permanent home to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera, and Ballet Austin. The most notable element of construction was the adaptive reuse of materials from the original Palmer Events Center.

The Long Center includes two performance venues - the 2,400-seat Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Hall, and the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre, a flexible performance space which seats from 80 to 240 persons. Supporting the venues are several lounge areas and the City Terrace that reclaimed the structural ring from the Palmer Auditorium.


Services: The design of voice and data communications, telephone system consulting, and outside plant design for the building communications connectivity.


Type: New Construction with adaptive reuse    Size: 280,000 SF    Cost: $77 Million