Dayton hires firm to design new outdoor amphitheater

The city of Dayton has selected a firm to design the Levitt Pavilion Dayton that has considerable experience devising striking and imaginative music and performing arts venues.

Dayton commissioners on Wednesday approved a $460,000 contract with Westlake Reed Leskosky to design the outdoor amphitheater planned for Dave Hall Plaza by Fourth and Main streets.

The Cleveland-based firm will produce at least three conceptual designs for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton and will assist with developing the winning choice.

Public input will be part of the process and the firm will come up with designs that make the Levitt amphitheater a unique and recognizable attraction, said April Mescher, project director of the Levitt Pavilion Dayton.

“We have confidence that we will have a very iconic structure and design,” Mescher said, referring to the other pavilions across the nation that are in the signature Levitt network.