Design Thinking: Designed to accommodate several dozen local performing arts groups, as well as touring Broadway shows, symphonies and other activities, the center includes a 2,070 seat main multipurpose hall, a 450 seat flexible community theatre/rehearsal space and a spacious lobby used for pre-event/intermission, banquets and the presentation of visual arts.
Key Features: The center fronts College Avenue, the city’s main street, and includes a large zinc and glass covered circular element, which visually denotes the principal entrance while serving as the main gathering space in the lobby. A two-storey brick colonnade relates in material and scale to the existing urban fabric and provides shading along the remainder of the College Avenue frontage, which is fully glazed offering views of the excitement within the center.
Client: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Size: 130,000 sq.ft. (12,000 sq.m)
• The Associated General Contractors of America – Build Wisconsin Award, 2003