To realize Chicago Shakespeare’s vision for what a next-generation performance venue should be, the Theater assembled partners that are truly best in class:
Charcoalblue is broadly acknowledged as the most exciting and innovative theater and acoustics consultancy in the UK. Their team of over 40 designers are rooted in theater practice and are based across four studios in London, Bristol, New York and Melbourne. The portfolio ranges from world-famous companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Great Britain, Sydney Theatre Company and of course Chicago Shakespeare Theater; to cutting-edge outfits such as The Young Vic and St. Ann's Warehouse. It is their unique collaborative approach and relentless attention to detail that has won awards, ecstatic reviews from the theatrical and architectural press and, most importantly, praise from performers, technicians and audiences across the planet. The partnership with Chicago Shakespeare is a source of immense pride to its owners who remain deeply involved in the project. www.charcoalblue.com
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture. AS+GG approaches each project with an understanding that architecture has the unique power to influence civic life. The firm strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world. In addition to several cultural and mixed-use projects in the United States, AS+GG is currently designing projects for Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kazakhstan, China, and Canada. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest. smithgill.com.
Rooted in the simplicity of a time when construction practices relied on horses, ropes and pulleys, and laborers who were paid in cash daily, Bulley & Andrews keeps its ties to tradition while staying at the vanguard of innovation, technology and best practices in the field of construction. Since their founding in 1891, the firm has expanded on its legacy, evolving into a leading, cutting-edge construction company with a regional focus and national reach. Bulley & Andrews is built upon a sense of responsibility and a dedication to balancing service and product, even within the most ambitious timelines. The firm never shies away from rolling up its sleeves, focusing on the drawings and getting the job done. However, it also places a premium on looking up and around, making sure to keep perspective on the total scope of the client’s needs and motivations. bulley.com.
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