Avalon Theatre Rehabilitation

Grand Junction, Colorado

This 1923 Renaissance Revival theater was rehabilitated in fifteen construc­tion phases over the course of more than two decades. The first project restored the original façade which had been largely obliterated during a 1947 “modernization” project. Studying computer-enhanced historic photos enabled the design and reconstruction of the façade’s propor­tions and of the terra cotta, sheet metal, and brickwork details. Other work over the years has included remodeling of the balcony, lobbies, stage, mechanical/electrical and plumbing systems, a new roof, and courtyard.

Preservation Excellence Award, Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Stephen H. Hart Award, Colorado Historical Society