Built in 1922, the Avalon Theatre is the oldest surviving movie house in Washington, DC. GTM donated their architectural services to restore the theater’s façade and lobby as well as to review current accessibility needs. Based on historic photographs and documentation, new windows, doors, and ticket booth were designed and fabricated. The metal canopy was restored and finials and lighting were added. New signage with a discrete lighting source reflects the original 1920’s design.
GTM prepared design and construction documents, assisted with permit and tax credit applications, and were quite involved throughout the construction. Weekly site meeting and open lines of communication with the entire team were essential to meeting the tight construction schedule and budget.