Martin Rutchik Concert Stage

A Sprawling Concert Lawn for Patrons

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society retained our firm in association with Milton Powell & Partners to create a unique space in which people can listen to performances and enjoy the Arboretum. The Concert Lawn wraps around an accessible, low impact stage, which can support performances from soloists to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Patrons can sit on the terraces, bring blankets to sit on the lawn, or sit in tents which can be rented out during special occasions. Trees and shrubs form a soft green backdrop for the stage, accessible from the main Paseo by way of a meandering walkway that connects to the adjacent Red Maple Rill. The site also include a service court for the Camp House, enhanced plantings to bring spring and fall color to the Concert and Camp House Lawns, and a tram stop.