Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

Sarasota, Florida

General Contractor: Dooley & Mack/Forristall Joint Venture

This project involved major addition and renovation to this world class 1,761 seat performing arts theater. The facility was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son-in-law. The lavender and purple color scheme was selected by Wright’s widow Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. The renovation design team was headed by Taliesin Architects’ Anthony Puttnam, a former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. The project included the addition of an expanded stage house, expanded lobbies and grand foyer, additional restrooms, and new lighting, sound, and seating.