St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
85-acre site; 73,450 sf buildings
AIA New York State - Award of Citation, 2017
IES Illumination - Award of Merit, 2017
American Institute of Architects, CNY Chapter - Award of Merit, Institutional Category, 2016
Building Design + Construction (BDCNetwork.com) - Building Team Platinum Award, 2016
ENR New York’s 2016 Best Project - Government/Public Building
ENR New York’s 2016 Best Project - Excellence in Safety
NYS Recreation and Park Society, Exceptional Facility Design Award
Ohio Design Awards - Merit Award, 2016
AIA Cleveland - Honor Award, 2015
West Lake Reed Leskosky
The amphitheater was pre-ordained to be “hyper fast-tracked”. From design through construction, the entire project had merely eight months to achieve the August grand opening in coordination with the annual New York State Fair adjacent to the property.
Real-time decision-making allowed continual progress and workflow throughout design and construction. Early competitive structural bid packages and pre-ordering long lead items were instrumental in the successful implementation of the work plan.
The amphitheater complex provides 5,000 seats under the long span truss pavilion and another 12,500 seats in the sloped lawn area. Site design carefully integrates the facility along the developing lakeshore bike trial. With stunning views of Onondaga Lake, the unique contemporary architectural character creates a distinctive point of interest and destination, particularly at night with the illuminated pleated skirting on the pavilion structure.