Photos provided by LLT Building Corporation, Construction Manager for Ruby Diamond Auditorium.
Photographed by Ray Stanyard
This project is a major renovation and expansion to the existing 1953 auditorium and stage of Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium. The goal of this project is to enhance the acoustical quality of the auditorium and to add additional seating. Ruby Diamond Auditorium has been the center of the Tallahassee community and home to many cultural events and community performances over the years.
The 75,000-sf renovations include the addition of balcony seating, new masonry sound walls, renovation and expansion of proscenium opening, weight gallery and underslung counter weight rigging system, catwalks, and new orchestra lift.
The expansion includes a new 25,000-sf four-story office building, increased back stage area, and the addition of four stair towers and three elevators.