Capital Improvements Project - Guild Hall

Capital Improvements Project

Exterior design. © Guild Hall, Peter Pennoyer Architects, & Hollander Design Landscape Architects, 2022.

GUILD HALL ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FACILITY-WIDE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT & CAMPAIGN TO BRING 1930s-ERA BUILDING INTO THE FUTURE

THE VISION

Guild Hall has served four generations and introduced audiences to the most storied artists and performers of our time. Now as we approach our centennial, we have embarked on a state-of-the-art renovation to match the caliber of our artistry for twenty-first-century audiences. Our facility-wide Capital Improvements Project & Campaign includes top-of-the-line physical and technological enhancements to better deliver our mission as an artist-driven, interdisciplinary institution. These comprehensive enhancements will see the structural and technological upgrade of Guild Hall’s grounds and near-century-old building — encompassing its museum, theater, education center, and administrative offices.

John Drew Theater side aisle view. Architect’s rendering—technical systems omitted for clarity. © Guild Hall & Peter Pennoyer Architects, 2022
Gallery. © Guild Hall & Peter Pennoyer Architects, 2022
Rendering of The Boots Lamb Learning Center. © Peter Pennoyer Architects

Improved flexibility and accessibility will meet the needs of Guild Hall’s diverse community of visual and performing artists, students, staff, and expanding seasonal and year-round community. Construction began in summer 2022, and the project is slated for partial completion in summer 2023, with the completion of the John Drew Theater expected by winter 2023/2024.

Our building at 158 Main Street is temporarily closed as we embark on these enhancements. During this time, our programming has moved to select off-site locations, with dynamic and unmissable events featuring local and international artists. In addition to offsite programs, our Teen Arts Council and Artist-in-Residence programs have expanded to new opportunities and showcases. To follow our progress and programs, sign up for our e-news here.

The $29 million Capital Improvements Project & Campaign includes dedicated capabilities for advancing the institution’s cutting-edge arts program and its vital reserve fund, to deepen and sustain Guild Hall’s excellence in interdisciplinary programming, thought leadership, education, and community engagement on the East End for current and future generations.

As of December 2022, we have reached 55% of our $29 million goal thanks to the generosity and support of our Board of Trustees and supporters like you.

CONTACTS

Contributions
Kristin Eberstadt, Chief Philanthropy Officer / keberstadt@guildhall.org / 631-324-0806 x13

General Information and Press Inquiries
Amy Steinhaus Kirwin, Chief Creative Officer / akirwin@guildhall.org / 631-324-0806 x24

THE TEAM

Among the star design team engaged in realizing the collaborative project are: leaders in the renovation and preservation of historic buildings Peter Pennoyer Architects, celebrated theatrical consultants Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, and renowned New York-based Hollander Design | Landscape Architects.

Premier East End general contractor Ray Harden, co-owner of Ben Krupinski Builder, is leading project construction. Jon Maass and Pamela Torres are serving as owner representatives.

The design, construction, and advisory team also includes Conceptual Lighting, Arrowstreet, 2×4, Altieri Sebor Wieber, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, Leonard Ackerman, and Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP.

THE PLAN

 

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