Addressing functional challenges within an existing performance venue through collaboration and innovation.

Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion
City of Chicago Department of Fleet & Facility Management
Chicago, IL

As part of several diverse task orders for the City of Chicago Department of General Services, Wight & Company was selected to conduct significant renovations to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth, located in the heart of Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. A custom-made, 12,000-pound, mechanized scissor lift and cover assembly was installed to increase the booth’s functionality for the sound engineers. The new low profile assembly and white sail-form create a better view for concert patrons and does not visually distract from the stage performances. Despite significant logistical challenges, the project was a success due to considerable collaboration between our team of designers, the City of Chicago, and multiple specialized consultants.