Severance Hall

Cleveland, OH

As part of the $36 million renovation and expansion of the renowned orchestra hall (Walker & Weeks, 1931), EverGreene provided comprehensive conservation, restoration, and new design services. EverGreene designers fabricated a model of the new orchestra shell from the architect’s concept, designed its three-dimensional ornament and decorative finishes to blend seamlessly with the magnificent Art Deco-style interior, and supervised fabrication of the resin shell. Pastiglia ornament, plasterwork, and decorative painting was conserved amd restored throughout the main hall, the grand lobby, and Reinberger Chamber Hall. The decorative scheme of murals, ornamental panels, trompe l’oeil, stenciling, and pastiglia motifs in Reinberger Chamber Hall was redesigned to fit an expanded stage.

Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Panzica Building Corporation

Severance Hall after restoration

Grand Lobby after restoration

Reinberger Hall after restoration

Pastiglia in new orchestra shell

Pastiglia before restoration

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