We design the best seats in the house.

There is a delicate relationship between innovation and time-tested engineering methods, and no structures require this balance more than modern entertainment venues. These venues are often times multipurpose in function and have diverse sets of structural requirements. McNamara • Salvia possesses a wide range of experience with projects that span from theater style seating in cinemas to the design of professional sports stadiums.

McNamara • Salvia possesses a wide range of experience with projects that span from theater style seating in cinemas to the design of professional sports stadiums.
McNamara • Salvia has the requisite experience to work closely with architects in selecting materials and developing structural systems which best suit the needs of each project.

McNamara • Salvia designed the Green Monster seats at iconic Fenway Park which consists of a series of cantilevers. Our design helped the Red Sox capitalize on converting an unused five foot wide sidewalk between the ballpark’s right field wall and roadway. The first cantilever consists of the caisson foundation supporting a vertical cantilever truss and the latter supports a raker cantilever over the roadway. The result created revenue out of thin air and the most sought-after party seating in the stadium.

Entertainment & Venue Experience

Below is a partial list of featured projects:

  • AMC Theaters – Somerville, MA
  • Boston Sports Club at Station Landing – Medford, MA
  • CBS Scene at Patriot Place – Foxborough, MA
  • Citrus Bowl Improvements – Orlando, FL*
  • Daly Rink Improvements – Newton, MA
  • Downtown Disney – Orlando, FL
  • Fenway Park Renovations 2003 to present – Boston, MA
  • Gillette Stadium Renovations and Improvements – Foxboro, MA
  • Harvard University Alumni Stadium Renovations – Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard University Murr Center – Cambridge, MA
  • Jai Alai – Dania Beach, FL
  • King Saud University Stadium – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Meadowlands Xanadu Snowdome – East Rutherford, NJ
  • Miami Art Museum Construction Logistics – Miami, FL
  • Muvico Coconut Point 16 – Estero, FL
  • Muvico Rosemont 18 – Rosemont, IL
  • Muvico Theater 14 – Hialeah, FL
  • Nashoba Brooks School Gymnasium – Concord, MA
  • Newton Country Day School Wellness Center – Newton, MA
  • New England Patriots Hall of Fame – Foxborough, MA
  • Northeastern University Recreation Center – Boston, MA
  • Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center – Dorchester, MA
  • Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL*
  • Rockville Cultural Arts Center – Rockville, MD
  • St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL*
  • The Ice Zone – St. Louis, MO
  • The Skating Club of Boston – Allston, MA
  • Tropicana Field Improvements – St. Petersburg, FL*
  • Turner Field Braves Plaza – Atlanta, GA
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*Miami Director experience at previous firm