Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center reflects theatergoing experience, inspires cultural upswing
Kent State University (KSU) posed a challenging goal for its Tuscarawas campus: create a “world class” performing arts venue without surpassing a $17.3 million budget.
The resulting 52,000-square-foot Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center (PAC) not only meets the budget, but also enriches programs at KSU’s regional campus and promotes economic development of the Tuscarawas Valley.
- Combines cool and warm materials, and curving and rectilinear massing to inspire variety of moods experienced in performing arts
- Lobby wall curves to display facility to campus and surrounding community
- Sculpted metal plate floats over lobby’s glass curtain wall to frame activity within and illuminate lobby during evening events
- Communicating balcony brings patrons closer to stage and unifies spectators in the theatergoing experience