Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

A Society of The American Institute of Architects

Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center


Honor Award

Lexington, KY

Architect: Tate.Hill.Jacobs: Architects

Owner: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Structural Engineer: Poage Engineers & Associates

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: KTA, Inc. Consulting Engineers

Landscape Architect: Carman

General Contractor: Denham-Blythe Company

Jury Comments:
“This former historic African-American Community Theater has been brought back to life as a major cultural facility. By reconnecting with the past, it provides a way of looking forward to the future through the Arts. The project grew out of public mandate, developed by a Mayor’s Task force for programming and reuse in a process that provided broad-based public input and support. It is very straightforward. Through an economy of means, it provides a sequence of dignified spaces. An interior courtyard brings light into the interior spaces. The restoration of some elements and the use of complementary new forms together create a memorable new focus for community life.”