Size: 33,400 square feet
Status: Completed 1998
Program: New construction of a performing arts center with a focus on acoustics and community connections
Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
The goal of this project was to design a technically advanced facility to serve the school district needs for performing arts education as well as the broader community needs in the performing arts. The facility is sited adjacent and connected to the existing high school, allowing the high school band and choral departments to be part of the school but to directly access the performing spaces of the center. The performance spaces, support spaces and public spaces form the main building components visible to the public. The main entrance is highly visible and welcomes the visitor at night like an illuminated lantern.
The theater has superb acoustics and excellent sightlines; early studies using computer-generated models were performed to assure completely unobstructed views from every seat.