In early 2013, JCJ Architecture was retained by William Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II, to study the viability of adaptive reuse of a 40’ x 60’ 1860s Pennsylvania bank barn at Highland Farm to create a 350 seat theater building on his grandfather’s legacy. Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA had been Hammerstein’s residence from 1940 until his death in 1960. Much of Hammerstein’s contribution to American musical theater (Oklahoma, Carousel, etc.) had been written at Highland Farm and the structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Services include market, architectural, historic significance and engineering assessments of the existing structure. In addition, concept planning and cost estimating for the eventual theater are included in the scope.