Travis Howe

Architecture and Design 

Steppenwolf Theatre Campus Expansion

Chicago, Illinois


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been a constituent of Chicago theater since 1971 and a fixture of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood since 1991. In that time the neighborhood has grown into a vibrant community and Steppenwolf has matured along side it.

The company now looks to expand with a new 400-seat theater to the south of their main building connected by a new centralized lobby that connects all of the public space into a continuous corridor along Halsted street.

Phase 1 of the expansion was the acquisition and renovation of the existing building to the north into a new administrative office and an education and community based theatre.