Moody Performance Hall

Moody Performance Hall
Moody Performance Hall
Moody Performance Hall
  • Client City Of Dallas
  • Expertise Cultural
  • Region North America
  • Location Dallas, Texas, United States

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2012
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 100,000 Building Height: 76 feet Number of Stories: 2 Building Gross Area: 59,000 square feet
  • Awards
    2013, American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2017, Interior Architecture Award: Certificate of Merit, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2014, Good Design is Good Business: Award of Excellence, Architectural Record/Business Week 2013, Honor Award - Frank Lloyd Wright, AIA – Illinois Chapter 2013, Best Performing Arts Venue, D Magazine 2013, Space Design, Finalist, Spark Awards 2013, Spark Spaces: Gold, Spark Awards 2013, CRSI Honors Recognition Program award, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 2014, WAN Concrete in Architecture Awards: Shortlist, World Architecture News (WAN)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Platinum, BD+C, Platinum
  • Collaborators
    Jaffe Holden Scarbrough Acoustics, Inc. Schuler & Shook, Inc. Donnell Consultants, Inc. Corgan Associates Lopez Garcia Group
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2012
  • Design Finish Year 2008
  • Size Site Area: 100,000 Building Height: 76 feet Number of Stories: 2 Building Gross Area: 59,000 square feet
  • Awards
    2013, American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2017, Interior Architecture Award: Certificate of Merit, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2014, Good Design is Good Business: Award of Excellence, Architectural Record/Business Week 2013, Honor Award - Frank Lloyd Wright, AIA – Illinois Chapter 2013, Best Performing Arts Venue, D Magazine 2013, Space Design, Finalist, Spark Awards 2013, Spark Spaces: Gold, Spark Awards 2013, CRSI Honors Recognition Program award, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 2014, WAN Concrete in Architecture Awards: Shortlist, World Architecture News (WAN)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Platinum, BD+C, Platinum
  • Collaborators
    Jaffe Holden Scarbrough Acoustics, Inc. Schuler & Shook, Inc. Donnell Consultants, Inc. Corgan Associates Lopez Garcia Group

Conceived as a “village for the arts,” the Moody Performance Hall (MPH) is home to dozens of theater, music, and dance companies. Formerly known as the Dallas City Performance Hall (DCPH), it sits in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, one of the country’s most ambitious cultural developments in recent decades. The concrete and glass building expresses a modesty that befits its publicly funded budget and achieves a graceful simplicity through thoughtful planning and careful architectural detailing.

The interior is both warm and modern, with steel-and-wood railings and poured-in-place concrete walls. Inside the 750-seat auditorium, the walls are varied with a striated pattern that provides visual interest while enhancing acoustics. The theater’s curtain is an LED-studded grid that can be programmed to display images, offering a striking prelude to performances.

MPH achieved LEED® Platinum certification in 2014.