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INTRODUCTION This project was completed in the Spring of 2013 by architecture students in Virginia Tech’s Chicago Studio working with GREC Architects. It is part of a series of eight separate projects that attempt to understand and preserve the culture of Chicago’s Uptown through the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. Over the course of ten weeks, we engaged with the Uptown community through numerous interviews, site visits, and presentations. These investigations led us to an understanding of the strong Chicago theater community. The intent of this project is to provide Teatro Vista with a space that allows them to exercise their mission statement of cultural inclusion. The program includes a 149 seat main-stage thrust theater, a 60seat flexible black box theater, and related support spaces. In addition, the program includes a bar/ lounge and offices for full-time staff of Teatro Vista. We hope that this study will serve as a starting point for the realization of a permanent theater facility for Teatro Vista.

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CHICAGO STUDIO is an innovational learning environment for architecture and design that actively links education and practice. Students learn the art of building by personally witnessing the process and environment where architecture is created. It provides the opportunity to experience contemporary practice first-hand, with all of its complexity, beauty and inevitable shortcomings — giving students the confidence, tools and inspiration to become future leaders in the profession. CHICAGO STUDIO should become a part of a greater movement in higher education that makes academic and professional methodology less divided and more aligned, which will create stronger fields collectively. Two entities that are inherently connected never benefit from a lack of dialogue or participation, and there is serious opportunity for the advancement of our profession through the creative exchange of ingenuity and experience. CHICAGO STUDIO provides this exchange in an extraordinary environment where students work next to innovative teams and visionary leaders.

CREATED BY Greg Catron John Knuteson Daniel Murrow Virginia Tech | Chicago Studio Undergraduate Architecture ADVISED BY Andrew Balster Director, Chicago Studio SoA+D | CAUS | Virginia Tech abalster@vt.edu Donald Copper Principal GREC Architects


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OUR MISSION Teatro Vista, Theatre with a View, is firmly committed to sharing and celebrating the riches of Latino culture with Chicago theater audiences and beyond. This commitment stems from the belief that there are as many similarities between us as there are differences, and perhaps the answer to breaking down the walls of prejudice and stereotypes lies in understanding these similarities and differences. Ultimately, it is through this “view� that Teatro Vista intends to bridge the gap between Latino and non-Latino cultures in Chicago.


SITE INFORMATION


1 | Crypt 2 | Storage 3 | Reposing Room 4 | Family Room 5 | Chapel 6 | Display Room 7 | Offices 8 | Lobby 9 | Gathering Space

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LOCATION

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1| 13,286 Sqft 2| 7,000 Sqft | 23 Parking Stalls 3| 8,000 Sqft | 24 Parking Stalls 4| 10,000 Sqft | 19 Parking Stalls 4 | $400,000 | 19 Parking Stalls 1+2+3 | $1,200,00 | 47 Parking Stalls 1+2+3+4 | $1,500,00 | 66 Parking Stalls PROPERTY

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< Located near the active intersection of Sheridan and Broadway, the site is easily accessible by multiple bus routes, as well as the Loyola Red Line stop. Devon Avenue is characterized by heavy vehicle traffic, and with very little parking available beyond street parking itself, the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three parking lots represent a valuable asset for Teatro Vista. > With a relatively close proximity to an already established theater presence in Rogers Park, Teatro Vista has the opportunity to benefit from a greater support network of other theater companies through regional season passes, shared audience base, and increased word of mouth. An abundance of retaurants along this stretch of Devon represents an incentive for audience members to spend time in the area before or after a show building a greater presence for the neighborhood.

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THEATERS AND RESTAURANTS

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< The Devon corridor represents a diverse collection of cultural groups in its surrounding neighborhoods. Neighborhoods range from Russian American, Indian American, amd Orthodox Jewish, to Pakistani, Hispanic, and Bangladeshi. This presents an opportunity for Teatro Vista to bridge multiple culutral perspectives through its own performance as well as an informal bar platform. The bar could be a chance for the neighborhood to share its perspective through poetry, music, storytelling, and other forms. > The site is sandwiched between Clark and Broadway, two very active arteries in the City of Chicago. In contrast, this stretch of Devon lacks pedestrian activity due to mutliple vacancies and open lots. Teatro Vista has the opportunity to redefine this section of Devon as the center of a Theater district and bridge the gap of activity between Clark and Broadway.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

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OUR VISION Teatro Vista is the vanguard of Latino theater in the United States, a place where Latino and non-Latino artists can expressively flourish and excel to the highest level of theatrical professionalism. We are dedicated to sharing new work by new playwrights in cuttingedge productions and presenting classic plays featuring artists of color.

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DRAWINGS


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SITE PLAN

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GROUND FLOOR THRUST STAGE THEATER 148 20’x20’ 5|5

Seats Fixed Stage Person Dressing Rooms

BLACK BOX THEATER 1140 sqft

LOUNGE 650 sqft

SCENE SHOP 320 sqft

DRESS (Thrust) 255 sqft

DRESS (BB) 220 sqft

TICKET BOOTH 80 sqft

BLACK BOX THEATER 16’x16’ 59 4|4

Floor Space Seats Temporary Person Dressing Rooms BAR | LOUNGE

6’ x 8’ 54 40’

Stage Seats Temporary Bar

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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BAR 990 sqft THRUST STAGE THEATER 2650 sqft

VESTIBULE 320 sqft

REORIENT ROOM 250 sqft

GREEN ROOM 170 sqft


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SECOND FLOOR OFFICES 1 3

Dedicated Office Work Stations

OFFICES 800 sqft

REHEARSAL 625 sqft

CONFERENCE 10

Seats BLACK BOX THEATER

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Lighting Booth Surrounding Balcony

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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MECHANICAL 650 sqft

CONFERENCE 330 sqft

STORAGE 100 sqft


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Top of Screen 28’ 0” Top of Black Box 25’ 0”

Ceiling 18’ 0”

REHEARSAL

MEETING SPACE

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Top of Thrust Theater 26’ 0”

Bottom of Trusses 19’ 0”

OFFICES Level 2 10’ 0”

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Top of Thrust Theater 28’ 0”

Bottom of Trusses 19’ 0”

MEETING SPACE Level 2 10’ 0”

LOUNGE MAIN STAGE

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Top of Black Box 25’ 0”

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OFFICES Level 2 10’ 0”

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OUR VALUES We believe in the transformative power of theater. We believe we are intricately connected to each other and therefore we are inclusive. We believe sharing stories through performance is an exceptionally potent way to bring people together.


RENDERINGS


VIEW WEST OF DEVON AVENUE FROM BROADWAY

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COVERED LOTS

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FACADE

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VESTIBULE

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RE-ORIENTATION SPACE

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BAR

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LOUNGE

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THEATER ENTRANCES

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THRUST STAGE / BLACK BOX

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BACKSTAGE

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EXIT INTO BAR

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PHASING


PHASE ONE

THRUST STAGE THEATER SCENE SHOP DRESSING ROOMS GREEN ROOM LOBBY TICKET OFFICE OFFICES REHEARSAL SPACE STORAGE

Phase one allows Teatro Vista to initiate its presence within Roger’s Park through the expression of its theater performances. Through a combination of fundraising, income from rental space, and ticket sales, Teatro Vista can accomplish the construction of Phase 2.

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PHASE THREE

PHASE TWO

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BAR / LOUNGE REORIENTATION ROOM VESTIBULE CONFERENCE SPACE DEDICATED MECHANICAL

BLACK BOX THEATER BALCONY SPACE

Phase two intends to generate a significant profit for Teatro VIsta in anticipation of completing phase three as well as creating a greater base of income for the theater itself.

Phase three completes the construction of the project. The theater is now fully equipt with the necessary theater spaces, rental capability, and bar component.


PHASING PLAN

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Teatro Vista  

Package completed as as a product for Teatro Vista, community theatre company, by Virginia Tech Chicago Studio, Spring 2013

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