Holabird & Root LLC, Chicago, Illinois,
Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Forest Hills Public School District, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Triangle Associates, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The design of this community theatre is broken into distinct areas, creating an intimate experience for 200 or a full house of over 1,200, with exceptional sight lines and direct access to the stage for each audience member.
Balcony and box fronts are transparent to give a feeling of floating in space. Walls of curved wood panels allow the audience to imagine that they are inside a musical instrument.
The Center provides a gathering place for the entire community. Stunning in the use of materials, light and building massing, the facility was completed on a modest construction budget and includes innovative sustainable design features.