Boston University’s Booth Theatre

Glass Fin Façade | Brookline, Massachusetts

A design tour de force and one of the top dynamic performance venues in the Boston area, the central inspiration for the design of Boston University’s LEED Silver certified Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre was derived from a well-known quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “To hold as ‘twere the mirror up to nature”. The artistic contemplation of theatre as tool a mirror to society influenced the design of the theatre’s spectacular, shimmering 42-foot glass façade that elevates BU’s presence on Commonwealth Avenue. Standing 40-feet high and 112-feet in width, the striking façade utilizes Sentech’s VetraPatch Connection Series and VetraFin G-Series System and slants toward the street at a 14-degree angle, enclosing the 3-story high lobby. Reflecting back on Boston pedestrians and visitors alike, Booth Theatre’s elegant structural glass wall reaches out and invites the city into the award-winning cultural center, striking a glorious harmony between theatre and the society it mirrors.