Arena Stage – Innovative Hybrid Structure in DC
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – Washington, DC
When Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater reopened in 2010, it was the first modern structure of its size to use heavy timber components in the United States capital. It was also the first project in the U.S. to use a hybrid wood and glass enclosure to envelop two existing structures. Although the timber-backed glass façade supporting the steel roof was a complex design, the decision to use wood was an easy one.