Jazz at Lincoln Center proposes to remake the public spaces at this iconic home of jazz performance at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. The three existing performance venues are built for jazz and successfully fulfill their purpose. Each has a distinctive character delivered through a strong architectural identity. The public spaces surrounding the venues lack a distinctive character. There is little hint in the public space of the splendor that lies beyond. The public spaces must play a clear role in the concert and educational experience reflecting the spirit of the music and heightening a sense of anticipation. In order to achieve this, a significant renovation is proposed. The distinctive interior forms of the three venues – the dark horseshoe of the Rose Theater, the maple cylinder of the Allen Room and the horizontal ribbons of Dizzy’s - are mimicked in form and materiality to their exterior transferring the architectural excitement of the venues to the public spaces. The public space is extended for 360 degree circulation around the Rose Theater. A grand double helical stair connects all three levels of the facility while dancing with visual excitement. Floors, ceilings and walls other than those of the venues recede assuming an aesthetic of a stage backdrop. Theatrical lighting replaces the institutional lighting. A single visual identity is established for the public spaces which incorporates a structured system of panels improvising in movement through the space to enable electronic & printed display, spatial articulation and acoustic control, all in keeping with the identity of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, donors and sponsors are celebrated on the walls of the venues facing the public space and the Hall of Fame permeates throughout. A sense of community is fostered through the addition of services such as a bar/café, gift shop, performance zones and download or listening stations.