Outdoor Concert Venue
Development of an enhanced outdoor performance art center for Artpark, an iconic cultural destination and NY State Park on the bank of the Niagara River in picturesque Lewiston NY. The challenge was to re-orient the stage, increase the stage square footage and re-create the “bowl” to expand attendance capacity as well as to upgrade related facilities and infrastructure. All improvements needed to be completed in one construction period between performance seasons.
A master plan was developed for the venue that included the various site and building improvements to accommodate at least 8,000 people within the outdoor amphitheater area. This relatively new performance venue has resulted in a very popular and highly successful destination throughout the summer months. The user experience has improved significantly through improved access, circulation, sound, sight lines and overall safety, allowing for better programming and increased revenues.