LHC Structural Engineers
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Location: Raleigh, NC
Budget: $39 million
Size: 206,000 sf
Year Completed: 2001

Originally built in 1932, the 2,300 seat Memorial Auditorium is located in downtown Raleigh. The addition of the Meymandi Concert Hall and the Fletcher Opera Theater in 2001 made the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts one of the largest, most versatile venues in the Southeast. Known for its excellent acoustical quality, the 1,700 seat Meymandi Concert Hall is home to the North Carolina Symphony. The Fletcher Opera Theater is an intimate setting with 500 seats, the farthest only 68-feet from the stage. Construction utilized a structural steel-framing system, pre-cast concrete panels, and an aluminum curtain wall spanning the width of the new buildings.

Architect: Clark Nexsen
Photography: JWest Productions