Project Description

Best Cultural Institution Project

Villanova University John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts

Project Description

To “ignite change” on campus, Villanova University launched an ambitious capital campaign centered on the redevelopment of the southern area of campus. The crown jewel of the redevelopment is a Performing Arts Center, a nearly 84,000-square-foot new building that includes two theaters, classrooms, a dance studio, and costume and scenery shops. Given the requirements and complexities of each specialty area – enabling unobscured views, extensive wiring and cables, theatrical equipment and more – transforming this structure into a modern performing arts center required a high level of craftsmanship and expertise across the board.

Contractor
LF Driscoll

Owner
Villanova University

Architect
Voith & Mactavish Architects in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

Engineer
O’Donnell & Naccarato

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