2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation – Retail: Northern Sky Theater Creative Center & Gould Theater

Even while its operations grew, Northern Sky Theater Creative Center & Gould Theater operated for 29 years without a permanent home. The purpose of developing a new, two-building campus was to give Northern Sky a single place for administration, storage, rehearsals, and events while personalizing the performance venue for thousands of people who annually attend its productions and providing a companion to its outdoor venue. Those inside the theater and onstage get a glimpse of the activity happening in the lobby with a view that even extends outward into the landscape and surrounding woods. Read more about the project here. (For information on getting your event featured in the IB Gallery, email jason@ibmadison.com.)