The Stages at NorthStar Performing Arts Center

Truckee, California

Creating a dramatic and celebratory building

The Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation challenged us to create a world-class building worthy of showcasing traditional and new visual and performing arts. Our team went to work creating a dramatic and celebratory building, true to its purpose and worthy of its majestic surrounding landscape. Our sculpture-like building feels natural in its environment and, from a distance, blends in rather than alters the visual lines of the valley. The 84,000+ sq. ft. complex contains three primary theaters and other space for diverse programming and multi-use events. It is designed as a regional theater complex to complement surrounding community theaters and existing arts events with programming that can accommodate world-class, year-round performances and cultural opportunities.