UT Austin Hogg Auditorium
Architexas had previously contributed to a restoration master plan for Hogg Memorial Auditorium and was retained to provide full architectural and preservation planning services for a Phase I renovation and restoration. The 1300 seat Auditorium was constructed in 1932 as the University’s main venue for meetings, concerts and theatrical productions. Although the stage lighting and rigging equipment was state of the art at the time of construction, by 2014 complete modernization was required.
Phase I of this project involves electrical and mechanical improvements, new motorized riggings, curtains, theatrical lighting and control systems. A new high definition digital video projector with surround sound audio is being installed. Limited restoration of historic wainscot and other interior finishes are also a part of the first phase work. In anticipation of a future full interior restoration phase, a complete historic finish analysis and report was produced by ARCHITEXAS.
With the completion of the Phase I theatrical upgrades, Hogg Memorial Auditorium will once again be a state of the art performance hall for the University of Texas’ flagship Austin campus.