While Principal at Elbasani Logan Severin Architects (ELS), Donn Logan worked closely for many years with Berkeley Rep during the detailed programming and fundraising phases for a new 600-seat proscenium theatre west of the existing Thrust Stage Theatre. The RODA was completed in 2001, and about a decade later, Berkeley Rep commissioned MWDL to renovate the 400-seat Thrust Stage Theatre, and design a new cafe, and an addition to house a new box-office. Berkeley Rep, a nationally renowned theatre company, is the catalyst and jewel of the transformation of Addison Street into the Downtown Berkeley Arts District. “The Berkeley Rep has come a long way since it was founded in 1968 in a 153-seat converted storefront on College Avenue in Berkeley, CA. In 1980, it established its present home, on a block once dominated by auto body shops. In 1997, it received a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Now, Berkeley Rep is the keystone of the new downtown Berkeley arts district, a revitalizing concentration of theatres, performance spaces, and museums." (Excerpt "Entertainment Design," September 2001)

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