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Kravis Expansion

The Stage is Set!

A rendering of the Kravis Center's new plaza at night
Kravis 2020: The Future is Now

The Kravis Center’s extensive renovations will elevate and enhance the customer experience before, during and after performances.

A Rendering of the new front plaza of the Kravis Center in the daytime
Welcome to the new Kravis Center!  A new experience awaits you.

A brand-new park-like outdoor urban plaza in front of the Center to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and lovely waterfall, enhanced with expanded walkways and new bicycle paths

A rendering of the Dreyfoos hall lobby, expanded
An expanded Dreyfoos Hall Lobby with 6,000 additional square feet that will include added seating in a new bistro area and more restrooms on the expanded Orchestra level

A rendering of the brand new valet garage
A valet-only entrance with dedicated parking garage offering expedited car drop off and pick up

A rendering of the updated parking garage
An enhanced self-parking garage with visible, artistic branding, a new entrance/exit ramp directly to the fourth floor to greatly reduce exit time, along with new technology that will provide parking space availability to facilitate parking

Corner view of the Kravis Center's new Marquee with Hamilton's logo featured
A pedestrian-friendly plaza on the Okeechobee/Tamarind corner, that will be highlighted by an informational marquee


Who is designing the project?
Leo A Daly, an internationally recognized, award-winning architecture, engineering, planning, interior design and program management firm was selected to design the project.  The firm is consistently ranked among the top design firms in the world and boasts a diverse portfolio that includes world-class projects in more than 91 countries, all 50 US States and the District of Columbia.

The Wantman Group (WGI), a national consulting firm providing land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, transportation and parking solutions with Corporate Offices located in West Palm Beach.  The firm has offices throughout the US and provides a comprehensive range of infrastructure services.

Who is undertaking the construction?
The Weitz Company,
a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager with offices throughout the US is overseeing the project.  Operating in Palm Beach County since 1978, Weitz has a deep history with the Kravis Center, having completed seven previous projects at the facility. They include the original Kravis Center Parking Garage, the Cohen Pavilion expansion, a complete façade replacement and numerous repairs to the facility following Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

What is timeline for the project?
Construction of this project began in May 2018 and construction is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2020.

What is the cost of the project and how will it be funded?
The Kravis Center Board of Directors unanimously approved a $40 million capital campaign.  The Kravis Center owes its growth, financial stability and overall success to the ongoing support of the community.  In this regard, the Kravis Center’s history of fundraising success in the community is second-to-none.  It has earned the reputation as one of the most successful fund-raising organizations in the country.

More information about navigating the Center during the expansion project

For more information about the Kravis expansion, call Diane Bergner at 561.651.4332 or Kimberly Kiely at 561.651.4273.