Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

In addition to serving as home to the Atlanta Opera, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre hosts an eclectic mix of concerts, performances and events throughout the year. The state-of-the art facility features a 2,750-seat theatre, numerous special event spaces and rehearsal studios and over 1,000 parking spaces to accommodate the multitude of visitors.

As the architectural lighting consultant for this $145 million project, CD+M developed custom lighting concepts that enhance the facility’s dramatic and opulent interior design. Design and construction teams succeeded in completing this impressive project on time and under budget, a rare accomplishment for a major performing arts center. The project was awarded a 2008 IESNA Award of Merit in Lighting Design.


Owner: Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and
Exhibit Hall Authority
Client: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart,


Interior Lighting Design
Exterior Lighting Design