Studio W Architects is renovating the iconic William A. Carroll Amphitheater in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento, CA. The outdoor performance venue was originally constructed in the late 1930’s/early 1940’s and, like many other projects that were created in the WPA era, it is structurally unsafe and lacks the contemporary amenities seen in facilities of this type today.
The horseshoe-shaped amphitheater is terraced with low retaining walls, stone steps, a series of wood benches and lawn seating, all of which can accommodate roughly 700 spectators. Along with much-needed accessibility improvements, the facilities also require an expanded stage area, improved sight lines, upgraded lighting, sound equipment, acoustical treatments, restrooms and wayfinding. One of the overarching goals of the project is to retain the historic characteristics, original charm and beautiful landscaping features that exist at Land Park and the amphitheater.
Studio W Architects developed a thorough master plan for improvements and design was in progress when the project was put on hold indefinitely because it was not funded in the City budget. When given the opportunity to move forward, our team is excited to restore this city landmark while giving it a true sense of place and transforming it into a state-of-the-art performance venue that attracts talent and spectators from throughout Northern California.