Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Walter P Moore provided structural engineering for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art venue is the first major performing arts center to be built in the Atlanta metro area in four decades.
The theatre is built in the style of traditional European theaters, yet features state-of-the-art comfort and technology. The interior of the theatre is a mix of deep reds and browns which complement the majestic purple curtain. The project contains the John A. Williams Theatre, a 2,750-seat performance hall. Performances include a mix of Broadway shows, pop concerts, dance and opera. Other features of the project include a ballroom and kitchen facilities, and meeting rooms.
The performing arts center is equipped to accommodate the opera and large touring Broadway shows, which can require a full orchestra pit and backstage storage.
There is a stand-alone parking deck adjacent to the Center that contains 570 spaces. The garage was completed using long-span construction.