Marmon Mok renovated the Lila Cockrell Theatre for the first time since its opening with Hemisfair in 1968 as part of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center complex. The scope of work included bringing the theater up to current building and accessibility standards and replacing mechanical, electrical, and fire sprinkler systems. Additionally, the lobby, theater, restrooms, dressing rooms and meeting rooms received new lighting and interior finishes. In reviewing the plans of the buildings and the theater’s location on the San Antonio Riverwalk, a lower room beneath the auditorium was renovated to open up to the Riverwalk and provide for meetings, receptions and banquet space. The renovation preserved the history of the building and gave an exciting new life for its next generation of service.
“Your excellent architectural team has been outstanding to work with every step along the way. The finishes, furnishings, technical improvements, color schemes, and equipment specified for this project have resulted in a truly outstanding new performing arts and general assembly venue that all San Antonians can be proud of.”
Director, Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities City of San Antonio
Complete interior renovation
Upgraded sound system, stage lighting, rigging
Multi-purpose venue for conventions and touring productions
Multi-purpose banquet and meeting space