William Saroyan Theater Interior Remodel

City of Fresno, California

The William Saroyan Theater, Fresno‚Äôs premiere performing arts theater, is home to the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fresno Ballet.  The building was originally completed in 1966 and was beginning to look time-worn.  The City desired a remodel to assist in attracting performers to the venue.

Finishes chosen to achieve a more sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere include granite, marble and travertine, hand-finished metals and natural-wood paneling.  A concrete masonry wall dividing the lobby and a lower-level lounge was demolished to allow for a stunning glass-railed double stair. New furniture and furnishings provide inviting and comfortable spaces to congregate and relax, further enhancing the theatrical experience.