MCA Stage 70 Amphitheater MCA Stage 70 Amphitheater MCA Stage 70 Amphitheater

MCA Universal Studios
Top Deck Expansion
Stage 70 Amphitheater

Universal Studios, CA

This 2,500 seat amphitheater has a unique structural system designed of steel so it can be relocated off the top deck of an 7-story terraced parking structure when its programmed use is done. The shade structure had to be open for wind load issues. The innovative louvered shade tension structure was designed allowing various sections to track the sun for maximum shade at any one spot.

SIGNIFICANCE: A successful attempt at re-using "short term programmed" structures by relocating and modifying for another use vs. just discarding. This sustainable practice caught on at Universal.