Drake University, Sheslow Auditorium

Categories: Education, Historic Restoration, Renovation
Owner: Drake University
Year Completed: 1992
Architect: Baldwin Clause
Delivery Method: Negotiated, Design-Assist

Project Description

The renovation of Sheslow Auditorium in Drake University's historic Old Main building included replacing the floor, replastering, repainting throughout, restoration of the theater-style seating, the stage, and stained-glass windows. The project also included expanding the backstage and rehearsal areas, addition of a lobby, ticket booth, and handicapped elevators. The work required the removal of four load-bearing columns and the installation of structural beams to eliminate line-of-sight obstruction.