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SAG Foundation breaks ground on new midtown actors center

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation (SAG Foundation) announced the groundbreaking of a new 4,000 s/f space on the ground floor of 247 West 54th Street that will serve as its dedicated screening, performance and educational programming space for the SAG Foundation Actors Center in New York.

The facility, a 158-seat theater, will house the final component of the SAG Foundation Actors Center.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the second and final phase of the Actors Center was held at 247 West 54th Street. Also in attendance at the groundbreaking were Robert M. Rogers and Alissa Bucher, founding partner and associate partner, respectively, of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers; Jonathan Denham and Paul Wolf, co-presidents of Denham Wolf Real Estate Services; and Peter Rosenbaum, associate principal of Fisher Dachs Associates, the design team’s theatre consultant.

Denham Wolf has advised the SAG Foundation in the development of a strategic plan encompassing site identification, negotiation of a long-term lease, design and construction management for the Center and helped select the design team.

The SAG space marks another collaboration between Rogers Partners and Fisher Dachs Associates — they completed the Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore, MD  and the SandRidge Energy Commons – in Oklahoma City, OK.

Procurement of the space marks the second phase of a building program that has enabled the SAG Foundation to establish a permanent home in Manhattan.

Denham Wolf was first engaged by SAG Foundation in 2008 to lead their real estate planning process. The first phase was completed in 2014 at 1900 Broadway.

Denham Wolf has continued to work with SAG Foundation as real estate broker and project manager in the acquisition and build-out of the Actors Center.

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