The design of the Stealth began as a consequence of remediation required for earth removal on what was formerly an industrial site.
One of three existing industrial structures was demolished to provide access to the area. A block wall enclosed the two remaining buildings and the excavation was reshaped to form a sunken garden.
|The aspiration was to investigate a changing exterior form and a varying interior space: to construct a building that remakes both outside and inside.|
|/ Eric Owen Moss|
Inside the old structures, a new performance stage faces the garden, with seating on the stage perimeter and in the garden. The stage holds 150 seats, the garden 600.
The block wall of the façade has two openings: the north opening forms the theater proscenium, the south opening allows parking and vehicle access at the rear of the site.
On the north end, the new 325-foot long building is three sided. The south end is four sided. The building section varies constantly over its length, three becoming four; four becoming three.
The building is entered through a glass-enclosed lobby at grade. The north wing of the raised two-story office block is a large floor with an open mezzanine.
The south wing provided two more conventionally enclosed floor levels. The area adjacent to the lobby is a garden, sunlit from the south and west.