Mar 27, 2019

Spaces at the REACH

The REACH is a place where visitors, audiences and artists can come together for collaboration, experimentation, and exploration in the spirit of President Kennedy’s vision for a new frontier for the arts. Many of the spaces have been named after historical and personal moments in his life as an expression of our role as his … Continue reading "Spaces at the REACH"

Mar 20, 2019

How the Kennedy Center’s new expansion is making the arts accessible for an entire community

On any given day at the REACH, the new Kennedy Center expansion opening this fall, the arts will manifest themselves in a number of ways. There might be ballet dancers rehearsing in a large, light-filled studio, with a small crowd watching from a viewing space above. There may be families taking a creative workshop and … Continue reading "How the Kennedy Center’s new expansion is making the arts accessible for an entire community"

Feb 21, 2018

Interior Ceiling Design

Construction has progressed rapidly, giving our patrons a sneak peek at the future silhouette of the Kennedy Center campus. Recently seen on the Center’s Expansion Cam, carpenters have completed the ceiling forms for Studio A, the largest studio in the REACH. To ensure a perfect product, the team created many mock-up ceiling forms for their … Continue reading "Interior Ceiling Design"

Oct 26, 2017

Spherical Void Formers

On the B Level (the ground floor for most of the project), all of the underlying site utilities are finished and nearly every wall is complete. While work proceeds on the site, the project team also continues to perfect the white, board-formed concrete that is used to construct the three pavilions, such as the Skylight … Continue reading "Spherical Void Formers"

Aug 30, 2017

Crinkle concrete work continues

The construction site is undergoing a drastic transformation. Beyond the installation of more underlying infrastructure and the emergence of internal and external building framework, the uniquely crafted crinkle concrete, a textured and acoustically-sound material designed specifically for the walls of the expansion, is visible from the surrounding area.Additionally, construction on the foundation for the new … Continue reading "Crinkle concrete work continues"