ACT's New Satellite Theater by SOM Steals the Show

The auditorium seats 283 people in traditional rows, versus 174 in a cabaret configuration. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Announcing the American Conservatory Theater’s satellite location, signage in painted aluminum, cut by water jet, contrasts with decorative detail re-created in GFRC, glass-fiber reinforced concrete. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

LED tiles, clipped together, compose the video screen facing the lobby and its café. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Neon letters above the latter came from the building’s former marquee. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Rising behind the 1917 theater is the San Francisco Federal Building, completed by Morphosis in 2007. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

A wengé bench wraps the powder-coated steel balustrade of the theater’s main staircase as it rises from the lobby to the mezzanines. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Stair treads are concrete like the floor. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

The rear of the building bears a stenciled logo. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Strips of reclaimed tropical hardwood conceal the walls’ acoustical insu-lation in the multipurpose classroom, events space, and black-box theater. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Perforated aluminum fronts the auditorium’s balcony and box seats. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

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