Epstein Joslin Architects

Learning Spaces

C. Walsh Theater

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

A historic lecture hall on Beacon Hill has been renovated into a legitimate 389-seat theater to serve as the main assembly area for a broad range of the University’s programs, including guest lectures series, professional and student performances in theater, dance, and music, as well as admissions and student orientation activities. The project was completed in phases, with Phase One encompassing the Lobby, Audience Chamber and Mechanical and Electrical infrastructure. Patinated copper and natural woodwork detailing recall that of the Beacon Hill environs while the festive contemporary patterning suggests the heroic era of Broadway theater. Phase Two included upgrading of stage and back of house features.

(EJA Design Architect, in association with KBA Architects)

Photography copyright Peter Vanderwarker

Project Completion Date


80 Trowbridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 telephone: 617-868-1766 fax: 617-661-1148