Jack Straw Cultural Center
- Adaptive Reuse
- Performance/Media Arts
JACK STRAW CULTURAL CENTER – SEATTLE, WA
Founded in 1962, Jack Straw Cultural Center serves as the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. This project transformed Jack Straw’s public spaces and exterior to actively engage the community and express the vibrant activities within. ORA provided pro bono services to develop the design and assist Jack Straw in securing grants from King County 4Culture and the City of Seattle’s Arts and Cultural Affairs. In addition to addressing critical accessibility code compliance, the project expands Jack Straw’s programming and exhibition opportunities adjacent to their existing Gallery space. The exterior transformation included new graphics and a sound wave mural created in collaboration with Urban Artworks.
ORA is currently working with Jack Straw to implement additional interior renovations to upgrade exhibition capacity, anticipated to complete in Fall 2014.
Image Credits: Lara Swimmer, ORA