Conventional wisdom for the conversion of a historic post office into a new performing arts center had the main programmatic element (a 500-seat theatre) inserted into the original mail workroom, with an added wing housing all the other pertinent elements. However, we had a different vision: give a new purpose to the historic building without implementing any major alterations.

Firm: SPF:architects
Category: Adaptive Reuse/Renovation/Historic Preservation
Size: 70,000 sf
Budget: $75 million
Location: Beverly Hills, CA


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