Located in United States, Performing Arts Center, Western Illinois University was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The Performing Arts Center will comprise two brick-clad wings connected by a two-storey, glass-walled gallery. The building will contain a 250-seat theatre with thrust stage, a 150-seat studio theatre and a 1,400-seat proscenium theatre.
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has more than 20 years experience designing for the performing arts. The firm’s work includes the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisc.; the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami; and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The firm has also designed performing arts centres at Grinnell College, Vassar College and the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Projects now in design include the new Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa and the Theatre School for DePaul University, which will begin construction this year.