Performing Arts Center Takes Shape

Since the groundbreaking of the new Performing Arts Center in April 2014, the HWS community has watched across the changing of seasons while the 65,000-square-foot building takes shape and surpasses the halfway mark to completion.

Inside, a light-filled, open lobby will link three flexible performance and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for theatre, music and dance, while the third floor will include a rooftop terrace garden. Adaptable seating will allow for the creation of spaces that can be changed to accommodate multiple types of productions and audience sizes. The building will also include 18 faculty offices, practice and recital rooms, and a film screening room.

The Performing Arts project is the largest ever undertaken at the Colleges. Despite the complexity, the speed of construction has remained on track. When completed in January 2016, the new Performing Arts Center will anchor the center of campus.

To uphold the Colleges’ commitment to sustainability and in an effort to reduce the environmental impact, the design and construction teams have ensured that the project achieves LEED Silver Certification or better.

Keep up-to-date on progress by visiting the Performing Arts Center website.


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