Saenger Theater Restoration
Owner: Canal St. Development Coordination
Architect: Martinez & Johnson Architecture
Completion Date: September 2013
The New Orleans Saenger Theater has been an acclaimed movie palace, vaudeville theater, and surviving example of Atmospheric Theater Design from that era until its destruction due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2010, Broadmoor was selected to complete the extensive restoration including seating for approximately 2,800 patrons replicating a Venetian Renaissance Piazza with ornately decorated lobbies, entrance arcades, and basement support spaces. Broadmoor salvaged the original stage house and constructed an expanded concrete and steel structure, consisting of a full basement, new stage floor, and a 5-floor support tower, allowing the theater to continue entertaining the New Orleans community by 2013.