Cutler Majestic Theatre
Client: Emerson College
- Originally built in 1903, this restored Beaux-Arts theatre is now both a high point for Boston theatergoers and a learning tool for Emerson students.
- The painstaking restoration and renovation of the 26,000-sf theatre included researching the original palette; replicating seats, velvet curtains, and light fixtures; and re-creating custom wall coverings, paintings, and period carpeting.
- Now a 21st-century theatre inside a 20th-century historic landmark, the modernized theatre includes upgraded infrastructure and theatre systems, the fully restored second balcony, expanded lobbies and seating capacity, and improved audience amenities.
Photographer: Bruce Martin
National Preservation Honor Award
National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2004
Boston Society of Architects, 2004
Outstanding Restoration Project
League of Historic American Theatres, 2004
Grand Prize – Building Modernization
Buildings Magazine, 2004
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2004
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation
Massachusetts Historical Commission, 2003
Preservation Achievement Award
Boston Preservation Alliance, 2003
Historic Preservation Award
Boston Society of Architects, 2001