A new mainstay of downtown Pittsfield, MA, the Beacon was an award winning, adaptive reuse of the historic Kresge Department Store on North Street that houses a six screen movie theater and commercial office space. Clark & Green worked closely with the development team over several years, perfecting the design and assembling a project team tailored to meet the needs of this unique project. The nine month construction administration period ran concurrent with the Great Barrington Firehouse.
Berkshire Pulse is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building and strengthening community life through diverse and accessible programming in performing, movement and creative arts in Great Barrington, MA. The new studios occupy the top floor of an historic mill building and renovations include a new raised floor system, new lighting, cellulose insula- tion at the ceilings and adequate studio and support space arranged to maximize natural light and spatial adjacencies offered by the existing conditions.
The project was an adaptive reuse of a 60,000 SF athletic facility into a multi-purpose performing arts center with intimate performance spaces, scene and costume shops and hospitality services. The project was completed within a tight timeframe in order to accommodate the performance season 6 months after the start of construction. A complete and new sprinkler and alarm system were incorporated into the construction including new theatre and three rehearsal studios.
Blake's Barn Renovation
Blake’s Barn is an 18th century barn that was relocated to Jacob’s Pillow campus and was reconfigured to house a gallery, large outdoor deck space, and most notably the archives and preservation program. The archives and preservation program had grown to extent that additional space was needed. In 2015 we worked to enlarge the existing archives addition, expanding the basement and adding an accessible ramp to allow for better access the newly renovated reading room.
Inside/Out Dance Platform
The Inside / Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow was designed in collaboration with Mark Constable, Director of Production. Mark provided design guidance supporting C&G’s design work. The result is a dramatic outdoor venue for dance that satisfied the Pillows’ performance and production intent as well as fulfilling accessibility requirements demanded by the Massachusetts Access Board. Clark & Green worked directly with Mr. Thomas Hopkins, the Executive Director of the AAB in Boston, leading to the Board’s approval of the project.