BIRMINGHAM, AL – APRIL 29, 2018 – Red Mountain Theatre Company is proud to announce the start of its Second Act. From its beginning in 1979 as Summerfest Musical Theatre to the now Red Mountain Theatre Company, RMTC takes the stage for its best number yet, the creation of an arts campus in the heart of the Lakeview District in the Southside of Birmingham Alabama. On the site of a 100-year-old bread factory and previous home to ABSCO Fireplace & Patio warehouse, RMTC’s art campus will span a half city block between 27th and 28th Streets South on 5th Avenue South.
“It has been a dream for us to consolidate our programming under one roof allowing us to better serve our community,” said Executive Director Keith Cromwell. “I envision a campus that can also be a laboratory for the arts – a “collaboratory” – where artists can flourish, where for-profit and nonprofit can come together with the sparks of creativity flying to make the impossible possible.”
RMTC can’t do this alone. It truly takes a village to make this dream a reality. LIVE Design Group, longtime friends of the theatre, will serve as architects. Known for their innovative work in managing the development of houses of worship and large space management, Live Design has already caught the vision of creating spaces for artists to thrive. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor, having supported RMTC for many years in a variety of capacities. Harbert Realty Services brings all these pieces together to keep the project moving forward. It does take a village to make dreams a reality.
Details on a completion date for the project, as well as the full scope of the construction process, remain in development.
Red Mountain Theatre Company is an organization that inspires audiences through powerful theatre experiences led by professionals who deliver engaging performances produced and presented with artistic integrity.
In addition to our theatre productions, we offer educational programs that build positive life skills for young people and provide growth opportunities for theatre professionals. Our Birmingham- based nonprofit organization has been inspiring audiences, changing lives and creating conversations through theatre experiences since 1979.
About LIVE Design Group
LIVE Design Group, founded in 1987, is an Architectural and Interior Design firm specializing in worship, theatre, and academic facilities for growing organizations that desire a building that reflects them – not their architect. With a responsibility to their clients’ vision and making everyone a contributor, the firm designs projects LIVE with their clients’ providing “real time” input. This innovative concept allows the client to see their design in virtual reality, maximizes resources, expedites the process and lets financial stewardship drive decisions. The firm is changing the role of the architect, not just the process.
About Harbert Realty Services, LLC
Founded in 1983, Harbert Realty Services, LLC (HRS), is a privately held commercial real estate organization with a clear mission: Create value for our clients and investor partners. HRS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and retains a team of more than 60 real estate professionals that are experts in the office, retail, medical and multi-family sectors. HRS has built its footprint throughout the southeastern United States with offices in Atlanta, Orlando and Jacksonville Florida. HRS is focused on delivering best-in-class real estate expertise in Brokerage, Leasing, Project/Construction Management, Property/Asset Management, Tenant Representation, Development and Investment Services. Separately, HRS owns ROCK Apartment Advisors (the multifamily investment sales leader in the mid-South) and Harbert Lease Solutions (a global lease administration and real estate accounting service provider). As a majority owned subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation www.harbert.net, HRS’ mix of experience, resources and reach provides our clients a comprehensive array of professional real estate services. Value Creation Begins, Here. Learn more about HRS at www.harbertrealty.com.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 2,800 employees. Our 2017 revenues were $2.8 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 30th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2017.