Architecture Commission

The Architecture Commission’s mission is to promote the understanding of the architect’s role in the design of theatres and performance spaces, and to provide an architectural resource for members and the professional community on theatre design.

Commission Leadership  
Commissioner Sonya Julian
Vice-Commissioner for Programming David Vieira
Vice-Commissioner for Special Projects Meng Howe Lim
Vice-Commissioner for Awards William Murray, AIA
Vice-Commissioner for History Jeff Gress

Architecture Awards Program
The USITT Architecture Awards Program recognizes, both publicly and professionally, architectural projects that provide design excellence and the ability to resolve design challenges present in large and small projects for old and new theatres. These challenges can be aesthetic, regulatory, technical, or operational challenges.

Since 1994, Honor Awards (the highest designation) and Merit Awards have been presented at the Awards Banquet culminating the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Previous winners can be viewed here. Application forms are distributed each fall and submissions are reviewed by a jury.

ASTC USITT Student/Consultant Venue Renovation Challenge
It is not too early to start planning for this challenge, which allows students (graduate or undergraduate) to gain experience with performance venue design and renovation.

Architectural and Theatre Student Design Competition sponsored by American Seating
Theatre students become “the Client” and architectural students become “the Designer” in the Architectural and Theatre Students "Ideal Theatre" Design Competition. The students work together as a team to design their university’s ideal theatre. Previous competition winners can be viewed here.

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