University Of Central Florida School Of Performing Arts

Orlando, Florida

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.

University Of Central Florida School Of Performing Arts
University Of Central Florida School Of Performing Arts
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Size

77,000 sf

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Completion Date

January 2011

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Sustainability

LEED Gold Certified

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Awards

Selected for Traveling Exhibition, DXR09-Designing Change 2009

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