University of Central florida, school of performing arts
The design expands the School of the Arts’ cultural curriculum while strengthening visual and physical connections with surrounding Orlando. Two building wings house dance and acting studios, rehearsal spaces for orchestra and chorus, practice rooms and faculty offices.
The architecture merges the functions of teaching and performance and allows the disciplines of music and theater to interact through shared spaces. The syncopated arrangement of courtyard-facing window echoes the rhythms occurring in practice rooms. Technically specific acoustic separation between teaching and rehearsal rooms accommodates future building expansion. The complex aligns with other campus buildings to deﬁne a sculpture garden and an Arts quadrangle for outdoor concerts.
LEED Gold Certified
Selected for Traveling Exhibition, DXR09-Designing Change 2009