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“LTL’s design is pure creative genius; one can’t even begin to call it ‘adaptive reuse.’ Their layering of history and newly-created spaces within Arthouse’s Jones Center make it one of the most amazing pieces of architecture in Austin. This city is really lucky that it’s in such a visible location.” – Will Wynn, Mayor of Austin 2003-2009
The plans – developed by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, New York-based architects, the Board’s Building Committee and Staff – triple total space from 7,000 sq. ft. to 20,830 sq.ft. Funded by a $6.6 million capital campaign, which has already raised more than $5 million, this renovation “recycles” the current building which in the 1920’s was the Queen Theater, a key part of the Queen/Paramount/State theater “block,” and in the 1950’s became a Lerner Shops department store. Three new galleries, two studios, a 90-seat community/screening room, and a 5,500 sq. ft. rooftop space with a 13 foot x 22 foot movie screen count among the additions.
Arthouse Capital Campaign Committee
Stephen Jones, Chair
Richard A. Geyer
Kelley Cooper McClure
Donald R. Mullins, Jr.
Mary G. Yancy