The Worcester Memorial Auditorium, designed in 1931 by architects Lucius W. Briggs and Frederic C. Hirons, is a building of great historical value to the City of Worcester. In 2008 LPA was hired to document and illustrate the existing condition of the building and to determine adaptive re-use options for the structure that would allow it to maintain its historical value while renewing its relevance in the urban community.
“”The Worcester Memorial Auditorium is one of the most treasured buildings in the city. Located in a prominent gateway, it is striking because of its size and beauty and significant because it serves as a tribute to the men and women who have defended our country in time of war. Designed by Lucius Briggs for the use and benefit of people in the city, it served as an important gathering place for residents over the years. Most long-term residents have fond memories of events – graduations, music concerts, sports events and much more…We want to see new life in the building and commend Lamoureux Pagano for designing a plan that preserves the past and embraces an exciting future utilizing the building again as a gathering space.”
Deborah Packard, Executive Director