Now that spring is in the air, we are planning our “summer projects”. In the short time we have between productions and rehearsals, every department has things we want to catch up on. One of the biggest projects upcoming for our 2010 summer break is the renovation of our rehearsal hall and backstage areas.
These renovations will be overseen by Kieran Timberlake, nurse the architects that renovated the Arden when we first moved to N. 2nd Street in 1995, including the design of our F. Otto Haas Stage. Our relationship with the firm has definitely grown since then! Richard Maimon, a principal at Kieran Timberlake is an Arden board member and James Timberlake, a partner at the firm, is a member of the Arden’s Sylvan Society.
While the Arden’s rehearsal hall renovation is certainly a large undertaking for us, Kieran Timberlake has something even bigger on the horizon. They were recently selected to design the new US Embassy in London. You can read about their embassy design and see photos from The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post. The Arden is proud to have such prestigious collaborators!
We’ll be sure to post updates on our summer projects, including these renovations, so keep checking the blog!