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Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

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2009, REX/OMA with Kendall/Heaton Associates. 2400 Flora St.

Architects Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX) and Rem Koolhaas (OMA) vertically stacked the building’s functions into a twelve-story cube, allowing for maximum flexibility in the theater, which occupies the full ground level. Everything inside the theater either drops into the floor or flies into the lofts, allowing seating to be front stage, full surround, or any variation in between. Multiple sizes of closely spaced vertical aluminum rods form the building’s facades, appearing to be folds in a tightly drawn curtain.

Smaller performing arts organizations are housed at the City Performance Hall (2012, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with Corgan Associates) at 2520 Flora Street. Despite being the newest of the venues at AT&T Performance Center, the hall resembles an old aircraft hanger, with precast concrete wall panels and a large-gridded curtain wall.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 157-157.

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