Hattiloo Selects Archimania

Partner with Loeb Properties in the impending Overton Square redevelopment, Hattiloo Theatre has named archimania as architect for their new building at Cooper and Monroe.

The six-year-old black repertory theater has outgrown its current playhouse on Marshall, and plans a one-story, 10,000 square foot theater with a $2.5 million budget. Commercial Appeal has the story

Bandele has charged archimania to create a building that:

Commands a street presence befitting a building that is not just a theater, but the only freestanding black repertory theater in a six-state region;

Knits together the races — flexible seating will be configured so audience members see each other;

Has a timeless style that endures and is formal enough that theatergoers will want to dress up;

Has spaces in the lobby and outside that can be rented for functions such as meetings and weddings.

We are excited to be a partner with Hattiloo Theatre and their vision for Overton Square!