• Arlington, VA


  • Entertainment + Cultural


  • Interior Design


  • John Jessen, Managing Principal
John Jessen

Signature Theatre

The theater was designed to convey an artistic and vibrant visual setting for staff and visitors. The space features a 400-seat space with 200-seat black box area. Unique design details were implemented in the spirit of the building’s use, such as glass panel walls imprinted with semi-transparent color images and enclosed offices overlooking the large lobby.  A unique acoustical dampening system was designed to address the venue’s location directly above a public library.

We listened and heard from Signature Theatre a genuine desire to build a state of the art studio theatre while retaining their unique personality. The old auto body garage where they started and grew up had become synonymous with Signature’s edgy, risk-taking style.  One glance at their new digs allows patrons to feel at home in the “new garage".

- John Jessen

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