Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, Spokane, Washington
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Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Spokane, Washington
  • 2010 Preservation Honor Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • 2009 Honor Award, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region
  • 2009 People's Choice Award, City of Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards
  • 2009 Merit Award, City of Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards
  • 2009 Architecture Honor Award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • 2008 Merit Award, AIA Spokane
The Fox Theater, a 1930 art deco treasure, is one of only five large restored art deco theaters in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the newly revived downtown Spokane arts district and home to the Spokane Symphony, the theater stands as a symbol of past grandeur and future renewal of this sector of downtown.
The Fox is an example of historic preservation at its finest. Meticulous work was done to restore its art deco detailing and uncover the original murals' splendor. The performance auditorium`s sightlines were reconfigured along with an overhaul of the HVAC and electrical systems, while preserving the hall`s outstanding acoustical qualities. Primary components of this transformation included an expansion of the lobby space, new dressing room facilities, support spaces, and a loading dock to serve symphony functions and a variety of traveling shows.