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The Bellevue Youth Theatre, a 150-seat
theater in the round, is integrated into
the sloping hillside of Crossroads Park.
The facility features a green roof.
Youth Theatre An
Support space encircles the theater with a lobby, dressing room, storage, green room, rehearsal
areas, an office, workshop, restrooms, and sound/lighting booths. An outdoor amphitheater
provides seating for at least 400 patrons.
Curved, precast concrete roof beams
connect to a center compression ring
to form a dome-like structure.
uilding a circular 12,000-sq.-ft. theater integrat-
Community Center, is described by principal Robert
savings and limitation of the effects of storm-water runoff,
ed within a hillside proved an engineering chal-
George Becker, Becker Architects, as an "environmental
since much of the precipitation can be absorbed into the
lenge but, after two years of construction, the
earthen roof rather than flowing from a conventional roof
Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department's
Support space encircles the entire theater with a lobby,
new $8.8 million Bellevue Youth Theatre (BYT), is open
dressing room, storage, green room, rehearsal areas, an
to the public.
office, workshop, restrooms, and sound/lighting booths.
The City of Bellevue, WA, and BYT wanted a round
performance venue that offered versatility of use and en-
An outdoor amphitheater provides seating for at least 400
theater patrons or concert attendees.
into storm drains.
The facility is designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards.
In an interview with the Bellevue Reporter, Steve
Kathman, project superintendent for Pease said, the
vironmentally friendly features. They contracted Becker
The new 150-seat theater in the round is integrated
12,000-sq.-ft. theater was his most challenging venture
Architects, Bellevue, and Pease Construction Inc., Lake-
into the sloping hillside of Crossroads Park. The facility
yet. Building segments of circular design for the theater
wood, WA, to bring their vision to life.
features a natural, insulating, green roof where the lawn
results in multiple radiuses and angles to consider, he ex-
The new theater, located in the Crossroads Communi-
rolls up and over the roof of the theater, creating an
plained. "Then you have flat walls in between," said Kath-
ty Park on a site southeast of the existing Crossroads
earth-sheltered building. The results are significant energy
man. "It's a lot of intricate math."
COMMERCI A L BUIL DING P RODUC T S
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Building Products July/August 2015
Table of Contents I
Table of Contents II
Helping Buildings Evolve Gracefully
Fan-Coil Integral In Hotel Renovation
Reclaimed Water System Scores Touchdown
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Renovation Conserves Industrial Legacy
Windows & Doors Products
Nuts To Poor Insulation
Youth Theatre An Engineering Challenge
Building Technology Products
Relamping Brightens Gyms, Cuts Costs
Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Building Products July/August 2015