Messiah University Performing Arts Center
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High Construction provided construction management services for this worship and performing arts center project, which is an addition/renovation to Messiah College’s existing Climenhaga Fine Arts Center.
The 86,000-square-foot addition includes six classrooms; 18 faculty offices; an 825-plus-seat performance hall (with additional seating for a 150-voice choir); a recital hall; rehearsal spaces for choral, instrumental, and chamber music ensembles; 22 practice rooms; a computer lab; and a recording studio. The addition and renovation spaces total 98,295 square feet.
Adding a worship and performing arts center onto the current fine arts center provided critically needed, dedicated space to accommodate the classroom, office, rehearsal, and performance needs of the music and theatre departments within the School of the Arts. The new worship and performing arts center is also utilized by a majority of Messiah College’s student body as students fulfill general education requirements in music, theatre, or the visual arts. The additional space also provides a well-suited venue for lectures, symposiums, open houses, and other campus programs.