Boy have I felt lazy lately... but the vacation has refreshed me and so I thought I'd post an update before I tear into the next phase.
Maybe it was the lack of oxygen flying at 6000' (higher than ever before) but I think I've gone full circle on the design goal of the Old Vic. Originally I was favoring what I would consider a traditional looking theater space but then decided I would go much more contemporary. Then, a dozen designs/sketches later, I'm back at a more traditional design. I don't know about the rest of you but creating a design that satisfies both myself and the wife and accommodates the acoustic design has given me more than a few headaches.
I still have some lingering concerns --
(i) can I avoid wall scones by incorporating some back lighting to the columns (in addition to soffit cans)?
(ii) two tone or single color fabric.
(iii) incorporate a rear barrel diffuser as original planned or hide some additional QRD diffusers behind the fabric.
but my wife and a couple of friends I shared it with think it is a classy look so until I completely change my mind this is likely to be it.I'd be interested in what people think.RIP
For posterity, here are a some of the layout's that were rejected. I was particularly happy with the third design with large back lit panels with cherry/walnut mix, but it was the wife's least favorite. The other one I liked (second to last) reminded me of Sandman's brilliant theater.