2023 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
St James Theatre Restrengthening & Conservation
The rejuvenation of a magnificent historic theatre is based on original concept drawings by architect Henry White. The technical resolution of structural seismic upgrades and complex backstage requirements are seamlessly interwoven with existing and recreated character details. Fastidious attention was paid to uplifting the original interior, including restoration of all existing decorative plasterwork, reinstating the original chandelier, and the completion of a complex decorative emblem over the stage, as intended in the original drawings. The success of this project is due to the commitment of the design team, artisans and contractor to realise an enhanced vision of the St James Theatre.