Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center

Willimantic, Connecticut, USA

This new 118,000 square foot arts center brings together a diverse group of arts students under one roof and features a 400-seat concert hall, a 250-seat drama theatre, and a 120-seat studio theatre as well as rehearsal and practice rooms, art galleries, classrooms, and visual arts studios. The facility is applying for LEED-Silver certification and features a number of green technologies and features like all-LED house and stage lighting, a liberal use of natural lighting, reflective roofing, automatic lighting controls, and efficient HVAC systems with heat-recovery ventilation.

Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Owner

Eastern Connecticut State University

Architect

William Rawn Associates | The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Acoustician

Kirkegaard Associates

Users

ECSU Departments of Visual, Public, and Performing Arts, ECSU Concert Choir

Seat count

120, 250, 400

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational, Concert hall, Courtyard theatre, Drama theatre, Studio theatre

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2016

Venue website

http://www.easternct.edu/perfo...

Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center
Credit: Robert Benson Photography

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