Scott Georgeson invited to serve on international design jury

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Scott F. Georgeson, FAIA, NCARB, LEED -AP (March 1984, BSAS 1979) of Workshop Architects was invited by the Colombian Ministry of Culture to serve as the Ministry of Culture's representative for the Teatro de Cristobal Colon - Bogota, International Design Competition jury, and to share his expertise in theatre design, sustainability, historic buildings and an understanding of fitting complex programs into an existing urban context. With over 150 theatre projects in his portfolio, Scott has focused his practice on building a knowledge base for every aspect of performing arts architecture.

The two stage Colon Theatre Competition is a joint effort between the Colombia Ministry of Culture and the Colombian Association of Architects. Located in the heart of Historic Bogota the 1892 "Italian style" theatre has been declared a National Cultural Heritage Building. The competition's design goals are to maintain the historic qualities of the site, respect the adjacent cultural monuments and to make an architectural statement for the 21st century. The competition brief outlines a 120,000 sq ft addition that includes; a new 500 seat theatre for dance, drama and music, a 200 seat flexible theatre, orchestra rehearsal hall, production shops, class rooms, administrative offices and outdoor performances spaces.

The jury of five international theatre architects met in Bogota, Colombia, August, 12 -14th to review 49 submissions. Each design submission was reviewed for; architectural fit, theatrical functionality, technical feasibility, public open space, design innovation and sustainability. Five teams were selected to refine their design and resubmit them for a second round of judging. The winning design team will be awarded the commission. Scott will return to Bogota for the October, 22 jury to select of the winning team.

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Scott F. Georgeson, FAIA, NCARB, LEED -AP