Woodstock Opera House Annex

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Project Description

The Woodstock Opera House, built in 1890 and listed on the National Register, is a centerpiece of the historic town square. The addition, shoe-horned into a tight site, provides much needed support space for this thriving institution. The design strategy was to create a building that stands alone, blends into the streetscape and does not detract from the historic structure. The interior contains 9000 s.f. on a complicated series of six levels. A new stair links all the levels and provides an additional means of egress from the auditorium. The freight elevator provides access and accessibility to the stage and replaces the previous hoist system. The stage level provides expanded staging space. The mezzanine level expands the dressing room area and provides production offices. Period restrooms off the upper lobby alleviate a shortage in the building. The café functions as a multi-purpose space for a variety of functions as well as offering food service on performance night.


Project Manager for the project from Design Development through construction. Acted as principal contact with the client and contractor; lead the design team and performed construction administration tasks.


McBride Kelley Baurer