Kravis Center Improvements

West Palm Beach, Florida

Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach Florida is a performing arts center consisting of four venues offering more than 1,400 events each year.

Consistent with its mission to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts sought LEO A DALY to design an expansion. The purpose is to elevate and enhance customer experience, improve the flow of traffic in and around the Center, and make the Center a more accessible, safe, and pedestrian friendly venue for the entire community.

Expansion of the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby required a design that would respect the original architecture of the iconic structure. The structure is not only the brand for Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, but a symbol for the city of West Palm Beach. The design provides for a three story expansion of approximately 5,200-SF; pushing the curtain wall out 25 feet while maintaining the existing architectural vocabulary of the Kravis Center. Additional acoustical treatment at the ceilings of the lobby expansion and interior design for related materials and finishes are included in the lobby design.

A reconfigured plaza provides a more welcoming pedestrian-friendly urban interface. The design includes gathering areas for small functions, new public art, a park-like terraced green space and expanded sidewalks and bike path.

Client 

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

At a glance

5,200-SF lobby expansion
276-space parking structure ‚Äč

Services

Architectural design

Construction administration