Performing Arts Center Exterior Improvements

PAC Upgrades

PAC Courtyard Design (click to enlarge photo).

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) was originally designed by a state architect in 1967. With more than 111,000 square feet, the building includes rehearsal rooms, classrooms, an instrument repair workshop and three theatres. The facility is used primarily by the Art Department and the Music and Theatre Department. As with many aging buildings, PAC is in need of some improvements.

The project scope and design direction was a true collaboration with the stakeholder group, comprised of representatives from Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University Public Events and the Music and Theatre Department. Recommendations made by the stakeholders were reviewed and approved by the Campus Planning Committee. The designs were presented at several forums from January through March and put to a campus vote in March 2015.

The overwhelmingly popular design choice was a dark gray field color with light gray trim. Please note that the brick will not change as it ties into the historic core. 

Phase I - PAC Courtyard completed November 2015.
Phase II - Harlen Adams storefront/window
               installation completed January 2016.
Phase III - Harlen Adams painting, lobby renovations and 
                storefront/window installation - completed summer 2016.


2016-04 Performing Arts Center Exterior Improvements Update.