Smart Financial Centre

Location

Sugar Land, TX

Client

City of Sugar Land

Delivery Method

CMAR

square footage

234,000 SF

Overview

Smart Financial Centre (Smart Financial) is a state-of-the-art concert, performing arts, and entertainment venue that includes an outdoor plaza, parking, kitchen area, and marquee. One of the most recognizable features of Smart Financial is its iconic bowl-shaped design and glass-enclosed lobby. Achieved by constructing separate interior and exterior bowls, each section of the bowl was made up of a grid pattern of control joints, and both sections display 100+ LED accent lights, customizable to each performance. Smart Financial was also conceived and designed for flexibility. Inside, the theater houses Audience Reduction System walls that can expand or contract to create four different seating capacities. The type of system used was the first of its kind in the United States and one of the first in the world.

Awards

TEXO | Distinguished Building Award: Merit Award, 2018
ENR Texas & Louisiana | Regional Best Project Award: Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment, 2017
American Public Works Association-Texas Chapter | Outstanding Achievement: Project of the Year-Structures, 2017

Category
Cultural & Civic, Parking, Parks & Open Spaces
Location
Sugar Land, TX
Client
City of Sugar Land
Architects
Martinez + Johnson Architecture
Delivery Method
CMAR
Square Footage
234,000 SF

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