Awards

The American Institute of Architects
High Honor Award for Recognition of Architectural Excellence: Edward B. Dunn Performing Arts Center, Rye Country Day School

Project: Edward B. Dunn Performing Arts Center
Architect: Peter Gisolfi Associates
Location: Rye, New York
Category: Institutional/Educational

Team Members: Peter Gisolfi, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP | Frank X. Craine, AIA, LEED AP | Maria Karsanidi, LEED AP | John Evans, RA | Ricardo Gomes, RA | Robert Mintzes, LEED AP | Ritchie Price, Brigitte Demmel | Ronen WIlk, RLA

Description: The Edward B. Dunn Performing Arts Center opened in the fall of 2018.  The original 400 seat theatre was transformed and expanded into a performing arts auditorium with excellent sight-lines and acoustics.  The transformed theatre creates a cohesive building on the Rye Country Day School Campus.  The spaces in the center include:

  • A professional theatre seating an audience of 450
  • A dance Studio
  • Choir and band practice rooms

The Jury commented that the project is well-proportioned and cohesive with a clear design direction.  They appreciated the simplicity of the design which elevates the importance of the theatre function.

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