Utah Opera Production Building

Salt Lake City, Utah

The expansion of the new Utah Opera Production Studios consists of an interior remodel of an existing 38,700 square foot facility and the construction of a 30,000 square foot addition. The interior renovation included expansion of the scenery shop, set storage, and costume shop. The addition includes a rehearsal hall, acoustically sound practice rooms, offices, lounge and conference areas, and a 9,000 square foot dance studio. Design challenges included maximizing the building footprint while simultaneously providing additional parking, changing zoning laws, and integrating this large-scale project into a residential area.