Don’t miss the newly renovated Taproot theater in Greenwood! Designed by Miller Hull & built by Method Prefab, this delightful new modular theater is targeting LEED Gold certification. Explore the scene shop, urban green space, & reclaimed materials meant to capture the 1900’s neighborhood setting. Sponsored by Infiniti Real Estate.
History: The Taproot Theatre Company's Kendall Center is Taproot's newly constructed annex located on the site of the Eleanor Roosevelt Building that was destroyed in the October 2009 arson in the historic Greenwood business district’s crossroads.
Structure and Materials: The 12,000 square foot annex was constructed by Method Prefab when Taproot opted for modular construction to expand into the space previously occupied by the Eleanor Roosevelt Building. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, the targeted LEED Gold building renovation and expansion takes design cues from the early 1900’s era neighborhood setting, adding improved efficiency with energy-conserving lighting and HVAC systems, public green space in a congested traffic corridor, and the use of reclaimed and environmentally friendly materials.
An additional 6,700 square feet of unfinished basement space provides storage for props, furniture and scenic items.
Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership
Construction: Method Prefab
Contractor: Buchanan General Contracting
Spaces and their functions:
Black Box Theatre that seats 120 - A space for developing and performing new scripts, additional classes for youth and rehearsals
The Stage Door Café (Now Open) - a comfortable setting for patrons to gather before and after performances for dialogue and engagement; open six days a week, it is also a way to serve the Greenwood community
Scene Shop (1,200 sf) – a more spacious and efficient construction space will shorten the time needed to construct and move-in scenery, allowing for additional performance weeks and increased revenue
Costume, laundry, and repair shop
Green room with dressing rooms and bathrooms
Lobby providing additional space
Administrative offices with conference room and staff break room
Interior deck and staff break room
About Taproot Theatre Company
Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit theatre company with a multi-faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and the Acting Studio. Taproot exists to create theatre that explores the beauty and questions of life while bringing hope to our search for meaning. Taproot Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit: taproottheatre.org.
About Method Prefab
Method Prefab (Method) is a custom manufacturer of precision-built prefabricated structures. The company offers fully custom prefabrication of any design by any architect. Founded with a mission of adding innovation to the future of construction, Method is guided by the core value of thoughtful, sustainable design. Prefabrication allows Method to reduce construction timelines and control costs while building custom projects in a controlled environment, minimizing exposure and waste. As such, Method can focus on sustainability and cutting edge design. Method’s structures ship 80 to 95 percent complete, resulting in project timelines of two to five months. For more information, visit: methodprefab.com.
About The Miller Hull Partnership
Founded in 1977,The Miller Hull Partnership specializes in award-winning, performance-based design for public and private buildings that actively engage their communities through simple, innovative and authentic designs. Current projects include the Bullitt Center in Seattle–the first commercial building to target Living Building status, along with the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry border crossing between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico–the busiest border crossing in the world. The Miller Hull Partnership is the recipient of the National Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. For more information, visit: millerhull.com .