Spotlight on Robert Frost Auditorium

In the News

The February issue of Civil Engineering Magazine features Hodgetts + Fung’s current project, the Robert Frost Auditorium located at Culver City High School. “The auditorium is ‘one of the most astonishing structures in all of Southern California,’ Hodgetts states.” Hodgetts + Fung’s design for the old Frost Auditorium meets the demands of a new generation while respecting the legacy of this historic and iconic venue. Contact the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) directly to get your copy of the issue.

Principal Craig Hodgetts Teams Up With Syd Mead

In the News

H+F Principal Craig Hodgetts teams up with Syd Mead for his upcoming book, The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist, which details the expansive scope of Mead's oeuvre. Accompanying text written by Hodgetts. Pre-order your copy today on Amazon.

Principal Craig Hodgetts Weighs in on Measure S & the Future of Los Angeles

In the News

Principal Craig Hodgetts weighs in on Measure S and the future of Los Angeles in his recent editorial published by AIA I LA. Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter and make your vote heard on election day, March 7, 2017.

KINDER Journal Features Punchout

In the News

The latest issue of KINDER Journal features Punchout, Principal Craig Hodgett’s answer to economical and sustainable furniture design. Originally conceived in 1973 as a line of chairs and tables for children and adults, Punchout offers a low-cost, fun and transportable line of furniture. The current issue also explores the history of cardboard as a sustainable, durable and cost effective material for the construction of various children’s items, such as children's board books and the baby box developed by the Finnish government in the 1930s. 

Hodgetts + Fung Designs Seoul Art Complex

In the News
Hodgetts + Fung recently completed the design for the Seoul Art Complex design competition. The site, envisioned as an open space with numerous paths, overlooks and places to relax, provides a place for people to come together to appreciate artistic efforts and participate in a culture of artistic endeavors. The location is characterized by steeply rising hillocks from a winding riverbed. It also includes a generous public plaza, reminiscent in some ways of Barcelona’s Park Güell, from which visitors will be offered a commanding view of the surrounding area.  

designboom visits Hodgetts+Fung

In the News
Recently, designboom visited hplusf for a behind-the-scenes look at the studio's inner workings. Tim Spears of designboom met with principal Craig Hodgetts to discuss his partnership with principal Hsinming Fung and their shared approach to design, as well as recently completed and in-progress projects, including the Jesuit High School Chapel completed in 2014 and Robertson Lane a mixed-use development in the heart of West Hollywood.

Principal Craig Hodgetts interviewed by the LA Times

In the News

Nearly half a century ago, Craig Hodgetts & Lester Walker developed the idea behind Landliner, which Hodgetts imagined to be "a way of meeting demands of urban sprawl." Today, we find the spirit of that idea animating China's Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), commonly known as the Straddle Bus. 

Earlier this month, Hodgetts + Fung Principal Architect, Craig Hodgetts was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times to discuss Landliner, China's version and the inspiration behind his original design pictured here.

Happy Holidays!

In the News
Happy holidays from Hodgetts+Fung!

Here's a model of our latest project, the Frost Auditorium, currently under construction in Culver City.

May you have a cheery & bright season and a happy new year!

Ascend receives major industry honor from USITT

Recognition

The Ascend Amphitheater earns the 2017 USITT Architecture Merit Award, the latest in a run of honors for the HplusF design. The award comes as a major industry tribute from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, which celebrates the creative image and technological exploration of performance spaces all over the world.

The award will be presented on March 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. during the annual USITT convention, held in St. Louis from March 8-11, 2017.

Hsinming Fung gives back-to-back presentations to high ovation

Lectures/Events
Hsinming Fung, FAIA gave back-to-back presentations at UCL Bartlett and the USC School of Architecture to much applause. Her weekend in London began with the launch of the book Drawing Futures, featuring her article "What's the Difference" on the speculative and exploratory possibilities of Drawing. She anchored the annual conference with a speech of the same name, and was met with great enthusiasm.

Within less than 24 hours of landing back in America, Fung was a panelist alongside Thom Mayne, Barbara Bestor, and Michael Maltzan at the USC School of Architecture. She discussed with Architectural Record Editor in Chief Cathleen McGuigan the future of architecture, a salient topic following the results of the U.S. election.

Principal Hsinming Fung to speak on Architectural Record panel

Lectures/Events
Principal Hsinming Fung, FAIA will speak at USC on a panel for Architectural Record on Monday, Nov. 14 in Watt Hall. Alongside Thom Mayne, Barbara Bestor, and Michael Maltzan, she will present her views on emerging futures within architecture.

Ascend Amphitheater wins AIA Middle Tennessee Honor Award

Recognition

Ascend Amphitheater won the AIA Middle Tennessee Honor Award, sweeping state, regional, and local awards in Tennessee. The amphitheater was designed by Hodgetts+Fung, who were selected by Nashville-based executive architects Smith Gee for HplusF's renewal of the Hollywood Bowl.

Inspiration came from 1960s Gretsch amplifiers, a reference to Music City’s heritage that resonated with AIA Middle Tennessee.

Sunset project continued to rave reviews

Project Updates + Sunset Commercial Development

Declared “sensational design” by Commissioner John Altschul at the West Hollywood Design Review meeting, the 8497 Sunset Boulevard project is continued. The design review committee also admired the usage of the site, which is situated on the north side of Sunset Boulevard.

The building will be iconic on the Los Angeles landscape, greeting drivers as they drive up La Cienega to enter onto the famous boulevard.

With the city’s approval, the Hodgetts+Fung team will move forward with what local journalist James Mills called an “ultra-modern and futuristic” design.

Craig Hodgetts’ award-winning car models well-received at ArtCenter College of Design

Lectures/Events

Principal Craig Hodgetts, FAIA presented his award-winning car designs to great enthusiasm at ArtCenter College of Design during the annual ArtCenter Car Classic. The event curates the very best in automotive design, honoring celebrated designers from all over the world.

Hodgetts was invited as a member of the historic Fisher Body Craftsmen Guild. His car designs beat out over 4,000 applicants to win the 1965 Styling Award, which he showcased on the Sinclaire Pavilion, designed by Hodgetts himself and partner Hsinming Fung. Addressing global automotive design leaders, Hodgetts discussed his evolution from the pivotal scholarship to the General Motors Institute to his award-winning architecture practice today.

Construction begins on Robert Frost Auditorium

In the News

Construction begins on the iconic Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City. The project will preserve the original structure, designed by Flewelling & Moody, while adding a double-height black box theater and enhancing the back-of-house facilities with a full complement of theater equipment. The H+F design team embraced the challenge of preserving the thin shell structure—a concrete roof that spans 400 feet and is only four inches thick.

Built in 1963, pictured here and photographed by Julius Schulman, the Frost Auditorium appeared in sci-fi movies such as Gattaca and Woody Allen’s 1973 Sleeper, and hosted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

H+F to present Sunset Designs in West Hollywood

Project Updates + Sunset Commercial Development

Hodgetts+Fung will present the designs for the Sunset commercial development before the West Hollywood Design committee on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The project, poised at the intersection of two famous boulevards, is a terracing development for commercial retail and offices. The building extends along an east-west axis, withdrawing on the street-level at an angle. 

Above, a rectilinear volume cantilevers off the axis, implying interaction and dining in the below plaza, before opening into an airy dining room. This elevated plane of competing forms sets up diverse retail and dining experiences harbored from the hustle of Sunset Boulevard, while also offering expansive views of the Los Angeles Basin.

Not to be overlooked is the proposed creative billboard, fully incorporated into the design of the building structure. The freestanding advertisement reduces visual clutter while resonating with the extravagant character of Sunset Boulevard.

Learn more at 5:30 pm at the Plummer Park Community Center, Room 5.

Craig Hodgetts, FAIA to speak at ArtCenter College of Design

Lectures/Events
Craig Hodgetts is coming full circle: In 1956, he won the Fisher Body Craftsmen Guild Styling Award, and earned a scholarship to the General Motors Institute, setting his career as a designer in motion.

Now the H+F principal will present his award-winning car designs on the H+F designed Sinclaire Pavilion for the Guild Alumni, at the ArtCenter College of Design. In conjunction with the ArtCenter Car Classic this weekend, Hodgetts will discuss the evolution of a designer who drew upon his experience in engineering, industrial design, and technological manufacture to build his acclaimed practice today.

Hsinming Fung, FAIA to give keynote speech at Bartlett

Lectures/Events

Amid computational design and technological manufacture, what is the role of Drawing? Its future? What difference does Drawing make?

Principal Hsinming Fung, FAIA will explore these questions in her keynote speech "What's the difference?" at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL during the Drawing Futures conference on Nov. 12.

Fung will elaborate on the invaluable capacities of Drawing in the digital era, and explore the playful, speculative experiments of Vesey Place, LA Arts Park, and Ecotopia, among many others.

Ascend Amphitheatre on the cover of Lighting&Sound America

In the News
Ascend Amphitheater graced the cover of Lighting&Sound America in a comprehensive article by journalist Randi Minetor.

“Everyone was excited about it and jumped on the bandwagon,” said principal Craig Hodgetts, FAIA. “We began developing the shell with the inspiration of this guitar amplifier in mind.”

Certain Achievements Never Age

In the News
H+F's latest project, the Robert Frost Auditorium, appears in the August issue of Dwell Magazine. The article highlights a performance space that is exemplary mid-century Los Angeles architecture, and the aims for a renewal as enduring as its iconic exterior.

Photo: J. Shulman

Like Many of Our Ideas...

In the News
This one seems to be well on its way to becoming a reality! 

Read "The Bus that Flies Above Cars" in Abitare (July 2016). 

Ascend Amphitheater Received 2016 AIA Merit Award

Recognition

Ascend Amphitheater was presented with an American Institute of Architects Gulf States Award of Merit on May 20, 2016, during the National AIA Convention in Philadelphia. This is the AIA's Regional (Southeastern) Awards.  

"The reference to the amplifier as a metaphor could have been dangerous, but the architects’ subtle use of form and space was strong in its execution," was one of the comments from the jury. The amphitheater, located in Nashville, Tenn., received one of only 14 awards given out of 130 submissions.

Read more about this project here

Photo: Rachel Paul

H+F to Present Frost Auditorium Renovation Apr. 20

Lectures/Events
Known for “one of the most ambitious structural concrete domes in Los Angeles,” the modernist 1,200-seat Robert Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School is being adapted by H+F to be used as a performing arts center while being preserved as an iconic performance space. Built in 1963, it has been in continuous use since it was first commissioned. It survived the 6.7 Northridge Earthquake in 1994 and has appeared in sci-fi movies including Gattaca and Woody Allen’s Sleeper

Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung will showcase their plans for the renovation to the public on Weds., April 20, 2016 at the Culver City Historical Society. Construction is anticipated to be underway this June. Photo: J. Shulman

Wild Beast Pavilion in TV ad

In the News
A woman is statuesque as she is framed by our Wild Beast Pavilion in the new spot demonstrating "I Look Up" -- the public awareness message being campaigned by the AIA this spring. The commercial was shot on location at the Wild Beast and started running on Feb. 29 during political primaries.

H+F Nominated for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

Recognition
We are excited to announce that our Chapel of the North American Martyrs has been nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. "The objective of MCHAP is to reward the daring contemplation of the intersection of the new metropolis and human ecology," says the school. We are proud to be part of the outstanding group of nominees for this distinguished prize.

In the News: Landscape Architecture Magazine Features Ascend Amphitheater

In the News
Read about Ascend Amphitheater and West Riverfront Park in "Nashville's New Porch: A Waterfront Park is Born From the Devastation of a 1000-Year Flood," by T. Schuler, in the February 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. 

Hitting the High Notes

Lectures/Events
Join Craig Hodgetts and other leading L.A. architects for a lively conversation on Weds., Jan. 20, 2016: "Hitting the High Notes: The Fine Art of Performing Arts Centers." The panel takes place at Helms Design Center in Culver City (8754 Washington Blvd.) at 6pm. 

In the News: Wall Street Journal Features Craig Hodgetts in Hyperloop Coverage

In the News
December 1, 2015 – The Wall Street Journal’s “The Future of Everything” magazine, out this month, includes an in-depth, well-researched article on Hyperloop development. The feature includes anecdotes from our founding principal and creative director, Craig Hodgetts. Read the entire story here.

Hodgetts + Fung joined the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies team earlier this year as official architects of the track and station. Originally envisioned by Elon Musk, Hyperloop is a revolutionary transit system that would transport passengers and cargo between cities at 760 miles an hour. The Quay Valley test track will be built on a five-mile stretch between Los Angeles and San Francisco, beginning in 2016.

Craig Hodgetts to Speak at UCLA public lecture series

Lectures/Events
On Nov. 16, 2015, Craig Hodgetts will discuss the evolution of Hodgetts + Fung at the 2015-16 UCLA Architecture & Urban Design Lecture Series. The lecture will be followed by a dialogue with professor Dana Cuff. 

Jesuit High School Chapel Receives Regional Recognition Honor Award

Recognition
This fall, the AIA Central Valley chapter awarded Chapel of the North American Martyrs, our new LEED Silver building on the campus of Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California, the award for Regional Recognition in 2015. The award for Regional Recognition distinguishes completed projects in the capital region that represent a regional character, iconic presence and timeless expression of architectural quality. Craig Hodgetts, FAIA, founding principal and creative director of Hodgetts + Fung Architecture and Design studio, accepted the award on behalf of our studio at the annual AIA Central Valley Design Awards ceremony on October 23, 2015.

Craig Hodgetts to Speak at AIA CV Awards

Lectures/Events
Our founding principal and creative director Craig Hodgetts will deliver the keynote speech at the California capital region’s annual Design Awards. Hosted by AIA Central Valley, the awards will take place at Crocker Art Museum on October 23, 2015 during the “Experience Architecture” weekend. 

In the News: HplusF and Hyperloop

In the News
August 25, 2015 - Present at the inauguration of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ new Los Angeles design studio this month were many of the prototypes and models created during Craig Hodgetts’ UCLA 2014-15 Suprastudio, which have been moved there for continuing research and development. Also present was the studio’s full-scale Hyperloop cabin mock-up, which was described in detail in the July 2015 issue of Popular Science

In an announcement last week, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies named Hodgetts and Fung part of the team making the Hyperloop a reality. Craig spoke with International Business Times about the project, explaining, “Once the plausibility of the thing is assured, and it’s at that stage, it then becomes like any other project.” 

Nashville Ascend Amphitheater Grand Opening

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
July 30, 2015 – The stage is officially set in Nashville! The latest HplusF design, Ascend Amphitheater, opens today at the new West Riverfront Park. Inspired by the lines and textures of a vintage 1962 Gretsch amplifier, the design pays tribute to the heritage of Nashville and its innumerable contributions to music throughout the decades. Already coined by city leaders as “Nasvhille’s front porch,” a public ribbon cutting ceremony is being hosted by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. 

View Recaps of the inaugural concert featuring Eric Church on USA Today and The Tennessean.

The amphitheater is part of a large 11-acre civic park along the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, which will be fully accessible to the public during non-event days. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people with semi-fixed seating for 2,200, a 300-person greenway pavilion, and 4,000 lawn seats. Shows kick off at the end of July with acts like Eric Church, the Counting Crows, Phish, Janet Jackson and more appearing throughout the year. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project. 

Visit our project page to learn more about HplusF 's design.

Achievements for HplusF’s Chapel include LEED Silver

In the News
July 29, 2015 - Jesuit High School Chapel is making news this week. It was just announced that the project achieved LEED Silver. This is in addition to a new review in The Architect’s Newspaper by Michael Webb, who writes that with the Chapel, HplusF, “responded to the challenge of creating a spiritual journey. Sacred spaces liberate architects to focus on the basic elements of building and reach for the sublime.” Read the full article on ArchPaper.com. Project completion was in September 2014. Read more about it here.

Graham Foundation Awards Grant for Publication of Craig Hodgetts' Writing

Recognition
Excited to announce that the Graham Foundation has awarded Todd Gannon and Craig Hodgetts with a grant for the publication of a collection of Craig's writing from the mid-1960s to present, which ranges across the architectural, technological, and cultural milieus of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In its first major grant announcement of 2015, the Graham Foundation will award over $490,000 to support 63 outstanding projects by individuals that engage original ideas in architecture. Read more in the Architect's Newspaper

Ming Fung presents Peter Eisenman with Award at AIA Convention in Atlanta

Lectures/Events
In her role as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Hodgetts + Fung principal Ming Fung presented esteemed Architect and Educator Peter Eisenman with the AIA/ACSA Topaz Mediallion at the AIA Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA.  

The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for more than a decade and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students. 

Image courtesy of Rosa Sheng

Hodgetts + Fung Robertson Lane Project in West Hollywood Magazine

In the News
Hodgetts + Fung's Robertson Lane hotel / mixed use project is discussed in this month's West Hollywood Magazine in a front-cover feature on developer Jason Illoulian.  Read the story, "A Forward Look: Building a Modern West Hollywood While Being Mindful of Its Past." 

Robertson Lane in West Hollywood is a new mixed-use development in the heart of neighborhood that includes restaurant, hotel, retail, and event spaces and incorporates a dynamic mid-block pedestrian lane.  Visit the Roberston Lane project page here. 

Craig Hodgetts to Speak at CityAge LA Conference

Lectures/Events
Craig Hodgetts will be presenting alongside a number of distinguished speakers at the CityAge Conference entitled "Building the Future" in Los Angeles May 28 and 29th. It will be designed to explore the investments, partnerships and ideas that are shaping our urban century. Read more about it on the CityAge Website .

CityAge is a global network of more than 4,000 private and public sector leaders who have gathered in New York, London Vancouver, Seattle, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Toronto and other cities.  Audiences consists of mayors, investors, business leaders, architects, researchers and civic leaders from across the country and around the world.

HplusF Nashville Amphitheater named, lineup announced

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
Hodgetts + Fung’s project for a riverfront amphitheater in Nashville has been officially named the "Nashville Ascend Amphitheater" and the lineup for this summer has been announced.  Read more on the Tennessean .

Construction on the 11-acre park is expected to wrap up in this summer.  The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people. The 36,000 square foot amphitheater is two floors and includes a 55-foot deep stage that is 100-feet wide and 46-feet tall. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

HplusF worked with Nashville architects Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects on the project. 

Ming Fung in ICON Magazine

In the News
HplusF Principal Ming Fung was recently interviewed in the American Society of Interior Designer's ICON Magazine.  The article, titled, "Converging Disciplines, Exploding Possibilities: Interior Design in the 21st Century," discusses the opportunities within the video game industry for designers. Read the article here.

Archinect's Hyperloop Studio Visit

In the News
Listen to Archinect's visit to the Hyperloop Studio at UCLA IDEAS Campus with Craig Hodgetts here

Darin Vieira Appointed Associate at Hodgetts + Fung

Recognition
Hodgetts + Fung is happy to announce that our design team member Darin Vieira has been appointed as an Associate at HplusF.  Darin has been with the firm since 2010 and has been instrumental in the realization of several projects, including our award-winning Building Blocks prefabricated modular school building; the recently completed Jesuit Chapel in Sacramento; and the Nashville Riverfront Park Amphitheater, to be completed this summer.   A graduate of SCI-Arc and USC, his new leadership role in our studio will help maintain the design standards that we are proud of.  

Hyperloop Test Track Construction Begins Next Year

In the News
Craig Hodgetts' Hyperloop Studio at UCLA is included in the team making the Hyperloop a reality. Hyerperloop Transportation Technologies is planning on beginning construction of a 5-mile track in Quay Valley, a planned community in central California. Read the full article in Wired.

Concert Booking Begins at HplusF's Nashville Amphitheater

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
With the completion of Hodgetts + Fung's  Nashville West Riverfront Park Amphitheater slated for this summer, music acts are already being booked.  Tickets to Steely Dan and Elvis Costello are among some of the first acts to go on sale.  Hodgetts + Fung collaborated with Nashville's Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners Landscape on the project.  Visit our project page to learn more about HplusF 's design. 

Craig Hodgetts' Hyperloop Studio in WIRED

In the News
Craig Hodgetts' Hyperloop Studio is featured on Wired with a story by Alex Davies, discussing Elon Musk's recent announcement..."Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test out their pods. Most likely in Texas." - Read the story on WIRED

Jesuit Chapel in World Architecture News

In the News
Hodgetts + Fung Jesuit High School Chapel featured as the #4 Story on World Architecture News - Read The Highest Point for Hodgetts + Fung on W.A.N. 

Craig Hodgetts' Hyperloop Studio Featured in Daily Breeze Article

In the News
“This is not like a Band-Aid on a system that already exists…This is an entirely new, systemic approach to the idea of inter-urban transportation. So it’s not going to play by the rules.”
Craig Hodgetts was recently visited at his UCLA IDEAS Campus by Jordan England-Nelson of the Daily Breeze to discuss his Hyperloop studio, a one-year SUPRASTUDIO program.  The program is a study on the feasibility of the Hyperloop, a high-speed tube that aims to send travelers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.  Read the article in the Daily Breeze here.  

Hodgetts + Fung Celebrate 30 Year Milestone

Lectures/Events

On Saturday, November 15th Hodgetts + Fung celebrated 30 years of award-winning, engaging, and thoughtful design.  Founders and principals Hsinming Fung and Craig Hodgetts were among the attendees that including current and former staff, colleagues, and friends who came to celebrate the design team’s milestone at their studio in Culver City. 

Founded in 1984, Hodgetts + Fung have become integral to the architectural fabric of Los Angeles; placing their signature on iconic structures throughout the city and inspiring new generations of designers through their career-spanning dedication to architectural education.

 Check out Photos from the party on our Facebook Page 


 

Jesuit High School Chapel Completed

Project Updates + Jesuit High School Chapel

On September 17th, Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung, principals and founders of Hodgetts + Fung, attended the dedication mass to mark the completion of the 10,800 square foot Chapel of the North American Martyrs on the Jesuit High School Campus campus in Carmichael, CA.

The chapel is designed as a welcoming presence when approached from the main campus. The strong yet simple geometry, enduring materials, and soaring ceilings have been chosen to provide a spiritual anchor for the Jesuit HighSchool Campus, and to provide a symbolic progression from dynamic campus life to a more contemplative sacred space.

The chapel accommodates the growing student body at Jesuit High school and creates an icon that identifies Jesuit’s Catholic, Christian heritage, as well as announces the school’s presence in Sacramento.  

Nashville Amphitheater Topping Out Ceremony

Project Updates + Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
Hodgetts + Fung’s project for a riverfront amphitheater in Nashville held its topping out ceremony on Wednesday, October 22nd. Hodgetts + Fung is the design architect for the amphitheater in collaboration with Smith Gee Studio and Hawkins Partners in Nashville.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was present at the celebration of the topping out, signifying safe completion of the framing of the amphitheater and a wish for continued success of the project.

Construction on the 11-acre park and amphitheater began earlier this year and is expected to wrap up in the summer of 2015. The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people. The 36,000 square foot amphitheater is two floors and includes a 55-foot deep stage that is 100-feet wide and 46-feet tall. The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The design of the amphitheater shell and its supporting facilities were greatly influenced by its location along the Cumberland River, the rich sense of history in the city, and Nashville’s esteemed place in American Music. Taking inspiration from extraordinary hatch poster graphics to the trusses on the bridge; and from limestone masonry to neon-lit bars; the amphitheater aims to create a structure that looks ahead to the city’s future while reflecting on its past.

Principal architect Craig Hodgetts notes, “Working with the folks in Nashville – Smith Gee Studio, Hawkins Partners, and the consultants – was a study in southern hospitality and great team dynamics. Once the search for an iconic parti was over, it was pedal to the medal all the way.”