Sandberg Architecture And Design Inc.
Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
While at Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge, Doug Sandberg was this project’s design coordinator from schematic design through construction documentation. The new structure houses a performing arts center, designed to accommodate all of the varying acoustical and theatrical requirements of twelve different small performing arts companies, none of which previously had a permanent home in Chicago. The founding companies included Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago Opera Theater, Music of the Baroque, etc. The design responded to the unique challenges of creating a public building that is mostly ‘underground’, due to Chicago’s regulations against buildings in open park spaces. The 140,000 square feet building was constructed for $41,575,000, and the building has received numerous awards including a Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago Chapter.