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Oklahoma City expected to pick Seattle-based firm for Civic Center Music Hall project

The Oklahoma City Council is expected Tuesday to approve the start of negotiations on a contract with Seattle-based LMN Architects for a use study for possible updates to the Civic Center Music Hall.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Modified: November 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm •  Published: November 27, 2012

The centerpiece theater and lobby area received extensive renovations during the original MAPS, and it draws some of the top performing arts acts for venues of its class.

But other parts haven't seen significant updates in years. An example is the Freede Little Theatre, a cozy and intimate space for smaller shows, which is dingy and in need of freshening up at the least.

LMN can decide what kinds of renovation plans, if any, could be worth it, Brown said.

The Civic Center Foundation and its supporters have also noted the success of secondary functions of other arts facilities in the area, such as the Museum Cafe at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. They see development potential in other areas of the building that are little-used.

“The study will create a master plan for the city and the foundation,” Brown said. “We can make the improvements to make sure we meet or exceed our customers' expectations.”