MEP: C&B Consulting Engineers
Structural: John Yadegar & Associates
Lighting: Architecture and Light
Acoustics: MCT Design Group
Theater: Jack Carpenter
The project consists of the restoration and addition to the York Theater, a 70-year old historic Moorish/Art Deco movie theater located in the Mission District of San Francisco, converting it into a theater for live performances. The renovation entailed the seismic upgrade and strengthening of the existing concrete and wood structure, as well as the full restoration of the historic finishes and materials. The existing 1,000-seat theater was converted into a 371-seat performing arts theater and the former mezzanine level was converted into a 100-seat rehearsal Studio Theater. The ground floor entry and lobby were renovated to include a new ticket booth and concession stand. A second story addition to the storefront structure accommodates offices and classrooms for a community-based youth education and training program.
The newly-designed elements such as the theater risers, concession stand, and ticket booth, were designed to be modern insertions into the historic envelope, clearly distinct yet sensitive to the historic building in both form and material.