Augusta University

Augusta University Amphitheater

Augusta, GA

Augusta University sought to create an outdoor gathering space for students, faculty and the local community at their Summerville Campus. Benesch designed and provided construction management for a new amphitheater to meet this goal.

Elements of the amphitheater were designed to reflect the higher education venue while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable environment. Components such as seating tiers allows the public to enjoy the space even if a performance is not taking place, while ADA accessible design allows for all members of a community to participate in various events.

The amphitheater was designed with a turf surface and a complex drainage system. This system ensures that a quick rainfall will not cancel an event.

Project highlights

  • New topographical drop design
  • Integrated up and down lighting
  • Incorporated columns into design