68, 200 SF
Award-Winning Renovation at Historic Lerner Theatre
The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana underwent a complete historic renovation which won the 2012 Cook Cup award for Outstanding Restoration in Indiana and the 2013 National Palladio award for Sympathetic Addition.
The primary challenge for this project wase heating and air conditioning the large theatre space without showing anything that relates to a modern building system. The theater houses approximately 1,400 seats and has live performances and film capabilities.
R.E. Dimond and Associates re-purposed a series of tunnels under the floor which reversed the original return pathways to accommodate air conditioning, ventilation and heating air.
Read about the 2013 Palladio Award on Market Wired