Freight & Salvage
Founded in 1968, Freight & Salvage is one of the most venerable music-preservation institutions West of the Mississippi. The organization has grown immensely from these early roots, and in 2006 the Freight commissioned a new facility that would increase its audience capacity and update its capabilities and amenities.
Freight & Salvage’s new theater provides an example of how creative reuse of materials can drastically reduce the environmental footprint of a building. The building uses wood trusses and other lumber salvaged from the site’s original occupants, as well as recycled glass countertops and paper toilet partitions. Ultimately, however, the main success of the project hinges on its ability to give this time-honored institution a modernized, environmentally sound home that stays true to its roots in community organization and the counterculture of the late sixties.