|Artist in Residence|
Live-work space for an artist in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.☶ Explore
|2023||Residential||Brooklyn, NY||4,500 gsf||WG1 with the Owner|
|Manhattan Theatre Club at City Center|
Strategic renovations to serve Manhattan Theatre Club and better connect it with this iconic venue.
|2001||Performing Arts||New York, NY||18,500 sf||Melissa Neel and Polshek Partnership Architects|
A 350-seat thrust stage, reimagining an ancient prototype in a ground-up building.
|1996||Performing Arts|| Skokie, IL||12,000 sf ||Melissa Neel, Morris Architects | Planners, and AOR Gund Partnership Photo Credit: J. Miller, H. Blessing|
|Chicago Center for the Performing Arts|
Adaptive reuse of a River West industrial complex to provide performance, rehearsal, and teaching space.
|1997||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||10,000 sf ||Melissa Neel and Morris Architects | Planners|
|Briar Street Theatre|
Renovations to an existing off-loop venue to prepare for the Blue Man Group experience
|1997||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||22,000 sf||Melissa Neel and Morris Architects | Planners|
|Jazz at Lincoln Center|
Schematic Design for a performance, education and broadcast facility devoted to jazz.
|1999||Performing Arts||New York, NY||100,000 sf||Melissa Neel and Rafael Vinoly Architects|
Study for the renovation of an historic Broadway theater to accommodate a 500-seat venue supporting live and mediated performance.
|1999||Performing Arts||New York, NY||10,000 sf||Melissa Neel and Polshek Partnership Architects|
|Biltmore Theatre Study|
Study for Manhattan Theatre Club’s future home on Broadway.
|2001||Performing Arts||New York, NY||25,451 gsf||Melissa Neel, Polshek Partnership Architects|
|College of Fine Arts & Communication Recital Hall - WIU|
Schematic design for the conversion of a WPA-vintage gymnasium to a 500-seat concert hall.
|2002||Performing Arts||Macomb, IL||18,000 sf||Melissa Neel and Morris Architects | Planners|
A new townhouse architecturally and programmatically integrated with its village neighbors, including a large, light-filled artist’s garret accessed via a 21st-century commercial elevator/Jules Verne time-travel machine.
|2012||Residential||New York, NY||10,500 sf||Melissa Neel, Leslie Gill Architect, and Eurostruct|
|Germantown Friends School|
A review of the school’s Quaker history, vision and values, and an exploration of campus and community-based opportunities supporting student growth.
|2015||Residential||Philadelphia, PA||5,000 SF||WG1, Leslie Gill Architect, and DIGSAU|
A farmhouse renovation revealing a hidden gem to a gracious family of scholars and musicians.☶ Explore
|2021||Residential||Lakeville, CT||3,500 sf||WG1, Laura Lyon Design, Studio 156, and UCE Fine Builders|
|The Public Theater|
Consolidation of administrative space for a storied New York theater company in the historic Astor Library.
|2001||Performing Arts||New York, NY||10,000 sf ||Melissa Neel and Polshek Partnership Architects|
|Beverly Arts Center Theater|
Performance space in a community cultural center.
|2002||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||42,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Wheeler Kearns Architects, and Morris Architects | Planners|
A 200-seat black box theater, arts center and public face for a rural college campus.
|2009||Performing Arts||Palos Heights, IL||12,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Wheeler Kearns Architects, and Morris Architects | Planners|
Home, dojo and retreat for a couple guiding others in the art of communion and communication.
|1995||Residential||Sedona, AZ||1,500 sf||Melissa Neel and Morris Architects | Planners|
|Red Hook Studio|
Renovations to this erstwhile home of maritime cargo, to a laboratory for multidisciplinary arts exploration.☶ Explore
|2016||Performing Arts||Brooklyn, NY||13,000 sf||WG1, Coffey Street Studios, Studio 156, and Will McLoughlin|
|Brooklyn Heights Aerie|
Renovations to an early 20th century pied-a-terre to return it to a “light-filled and airy state."☶ Explore
|2018||Residential||Brooklyn, NY||2,200 sf||WG1, Urban Builders Group, PH Custom Homes, and Will McLoughlin|
|Old Town School of Folk Music|
An award-winning 425 seat music hall, cultural and educational hub in a former WPA Chicago Public Library.☶ Explore
|1998||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||40,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Wheeler Kearns Architects, Morris Architects | Planners, and Pepper Construction|
A conversion of space in a Chicago landmark to highly flexible performance venue for an innovative, Tony award-winning ensemble.☶ Explore
|2003||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||15,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Morris Architects | Planners, and Pepper Construction|
|Saint Ann’s School|
Masterplan and prototypical classrooms, public and support space for an urban K-12 private school.☶ Explore
|2013||Educational||Brooklyn, NY||180,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Leslie Gill Architect, and Eurostruct|
|Chicago Children’s Theatre|
Transformation of the 26th District Chicago Police Station to an incubator for young storytellers.☶ Explore
|2017||Performing Arts||Chicago, IL||19,000 sf||WG1, Wheeler Kearns Architects, and Pepper Construction|
Renovations and additions to a whimsical two-story 1928 Venice Beach cottage to strengthen its cultural roots and return this oasis to its original charm.☶ Explore
|2019||Residential||Los Angeles, CA||2,600 sf||WG1 and Eurostruct|
|The Hotchkiss School|
Strategic upgrades to support and enhance a dynamic student-driven theatrical program.☶ Explore
|2022||Educational||Lakeville, CT||9,500 sf||WG1, AA + D, and UCE Fine Builders|
Freed of the constraints of a Victorian plan, the now-five-story structure has been adapted to the needs of a vibrant family.☶ Explore
|2010||Residential||New York, NY||6,500 sf||WG1, Leslie Gill Architect, and Eurostruct|
A compound envisioned in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camp.☶ Explore
|2020||Residential||Taconic Mtns||19,500 gsf||WG1, AA + D, Charles & Co, UCE Fine Builders, and Will McLoughlin|
|Land Lab, Luling Elementary School|
A proposal for a modular environmental laboratory for young students.☶ Explore
|2007||Educational||Luling, LA||1,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Leslie Gill Architect, Laura Kurgan and Kate Orff|
An artist’s live-work retreat in a 19th century pipe-manufacturing and storage facility.☶ Explore
|2005||Residential||Tribeca, NY||4,000 sf||Melissa Neel, Leslie Gill Architect, and Eurostruct|
A new barn for fine automobiles and farm equipment.☶ Explore
|2017||Residential||Salisbury, CT||2,000 sf||WG1, AA + D, UCE Fine Builders, and Will McLoughlin|
|Hollywood Hills Hideaway|
A perch high above the storied Chateau Marmont, embodying the spirit of Hollywoodland’s “glorious freedom of the hills”.
|2016||Residential||Los Angeles, CA||5,000 SF||WG1, Leslie Gill Architect, Aaron Neubert Architects, and Sarlan Builders|