Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

San Antonio, Texas
United States

Inspired by the rich cultural history of San Antonio, the design team wanted to create a space that could express the exuberance of “fiesta” but also portray the quiet sophistication of the existing historic structure. The exterior color-changing veil façade can provide subtle color shifts to highlight the architecture or show dynamic shapes, text or even video, specific to events. In the performance hall, the color-changing balcony fronts and ceiling uplights can ignite the space with a pop of vibrant colors or be tuned to a classic candle-light effect for the symphony.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Light Art
  • Lighting Controls
  • Performing Arts
  • 157,000 sq.ft. | 14,586 sq.m.
    1,759-seat Performance Hall
    $220 M
  • LMN Architects
    Marmon Mok Architecture
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Merit
  • Ed LaCasse Photography