The Center features a Concert Hall / Auditorium, Proscenium Theatre and a Studio Theatre with flexible seating along with large instrumental and choral rehearsal rooms, acting/movement and dance labs, scene and costume shops, a professional art gallery, and various art studios and classrooms. With two front facing entrances, the building provides a strong connection to the city of Willimantic along High Street side while the opposite face creates a quadrangle that opens to the Student Center. The facility houses all the University’s arts programs that includes Music, New Media Studies, Theatre, Film and Dance along with the Department of Art and Art History. The building also features general-purpose classrooms paired with the fact all students are required to take a class in the arts help with the goal of bringing non-majors to the building and exposing them to the arts.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
William Rawn Associates, Architect, Boston, MA
S/L/A/M Collaborative, Architect, Glastonbury, CT
Theatre Projects Consultants, Theatre Consultant, Norwalk, CT
118,000 gsf
400-seat concert hall/auditorium; 250-seat proscenium theatre; 125-seat Delmonte Studio Theater
$62,000,000
Willimantic
CT
2017 AIA-CAE/SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Honor Award Honor - SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building