Wold Performing Arts Center

Lynn University : Boca Raton, FL

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Lynn University : Boca Raton, FL

This 750-seat theater is home to the University’s expanding performing arts program. The space is designed with flexibility in mind and accommodates theatrical productions (drama, opera, musicals), concerts and other cultural events with adjustable acoustic components to allow for lectures and campus presentations.

We were tasked with providing a facility that would serve both the University as a teaching environment as well as the community as a unique income-generating venue. The design conveys a shared sense of participation of audience and performer. Patrons are welcomed by a two-storey, light–filled lobby which glows invitingly. A salon for receptions and dinners opens up to terraces along the southern side with views of the campus, while a separate studio provides space for small group performances. The main theater has the feel of an intimate performance space in which the audience shares the excitement and immediacy of the performers.

Awards

AIA CONNECTICUT HONORABLE MENTION, 2014
ABC EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION, 2010

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