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This report formulates guidelines and strategies for the creation of regional theater facilities. This study creates a typology for a new building type based on the programmatic desires of regional theater as it has evolved through several generations. Received a research citation from Progressive Architecture and a research excellence award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funded by the NEA and published jointly with Beckley/Myers Architects. Reprinted in 1985.
Beckley, Robert M. and Myers, Sherrill M., "Theater Facility Impact Study, Volume 1: Theater Facilities: Guidelines and Strategies" (1981). Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research Books. 20.
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Front Pages, Table of Contents, Preface, Background and Acknowledgements & Introduction
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Special Attributes of Regional Theater
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The Potential of a New Facility
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Building Process and Economic Impacts
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