Jack Hagler FASTC


Jack Hagler has over 40 years’ experience as a designer, technician, contractor and consultant for a variety of assembly facilities. Project types include professional, educational, and civic theatres, hotel and convention facilities, houses of worship, theme parks, and sports/entertainment arenas.

Jack's projects benefit greatly from his planning, design and project management experience and deep knowledge gained from working and designing a variety of assembly venues. Jack is continually broadening his knowledge of performing arts venue design and operation through his very active participation in the American Society of Theatre Consultants and the International Association of Venue Managers.

Significant Projects


  • B.A. Texas Tech University


  • American Society of Theatre Consultants, Fellow
  • International Association of Venue Managers
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • AIA Dallas, Allied Member

Presentations & Panels

  • “Performing Arts Venues for Historically Underserved Communities”, USITT Conference and Stage Expo, 2018
  • “Trends in performing arts center design”, Acoustic Society of America Meeting, 2018
  • “Developing New Performing Arts Facilities” IAVM`s Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC), 2017
  • "Whose Scope is it Anyway? (The designer/contractor dating game)", North American Theatre Engineering Architecture Conference, 2016
  • "Liability and the Design Professional: What are the exposures, real and imagined?", North American Theatre Engineering Architecture Conference, 2016
  • “Music Performance Space Options” National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Annual Meeting, 2013
  • “Sustainability Mythbusters” USITT Conference, 2013
  • “Promoting the Neighborhood”, League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) National Conference, 2011
  • “Facility Planning”, Texas Nonprofit Theatres Annual Conference (TNT), 2003 and 2008
  • “The Importance of Architecture and A/V/L Coordination” WFX Conference, 2006
  • “Live Performance Theatre Design – It’s not just an auditorium anymore”, AIA-LRGV’s Building Communities Conference, 2006 and 2009


  • Dallas City Performance Hall
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
    • GE Edi­son Award, 2013
    • Texas Soci­ety of Archi­tects TxA Design Award, 2014
    • AIA Illi­nois Frank Lloyd Wright Hon­or Award, 2013
    • US Green Build­ing Coun­cil LEED Platinum
  • Ascend Amphitheater
    • USITT Mer­it Award, 2017
    • Urban Land Insti­tute-Nashville, People’s Choice Award, 2016
    • AIA Gulf States Award of Mer­it, 2016
    • Poll­star Best New Major Con­cert Venue, 2015
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Academic Performing Arts Complex
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2016
    • AIA Austin Design Award, 2016
  • 2018 IAVM Joseph J. Anzivino Distinguished Allied Award

  • 2017 IAVM Chairman Citation

  • Texas Tech University, Department of Theatre and Dance - Distinguished Alumni Award