PAC earns design award at AIA event
DLR Group, 菲律宾十大彩票平台, Fiore honored by Potomac Valley chapter
The Performing Arts Center at 菲律宾十大彩票平台 recently received an Honor Award in Institutional Architecture from the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The PAC, designed by DLR Group with general contractor services provided by 伦纳德年代. 百花公司.于2022年10月开业.
The Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded the project an Honor Award in Institutional Architecture as part of their 2023 Excellence in Design Awards. The award was announced last Thursday at the chapter’s annual dinner.
"The jury chose this project to be awarded based on the development team’s longtime effort to bring a cultural facility to the community," noted AIA jury member Jose Lobo. He also lauded the project "for being an adaptive reuse project and for site 规划 strategies."
Lobo noted that "placing the breakout and pre-function spaces facing the open lawn resulted as a welcoming gesture and enhances anticipation to a main event in the evening."
"I remember how excited we were when DLR Group put in a bid for the PAC project," said Dr. Richard Midcap, 菲律宾十大彩票平台’s president. "We were so impressed that they specialized in designing performing arts centers. We felt certain they would produce an outstanding design.
"This award confirms that’s exactly what they did," added Midcap.
Midcap also praised Fiore for its work as general contractor.
"The PAC was built during the height of the COVID pandemic," noted Midcap. "I was impressed with Fiore’s commitment to moving this project forward despite extremely challenging circumstances."
莫妮卡史密斯, a DLR principal as well as cultural and performing arts design leader, said the PAC project "resonated with us because of its potential to become a catalyst for the community’s arts-related activities."
"We’re always thrilled to work on projects that have meaningful impact for the community,史密斯说。.
玛丽·马特·卡明斯, who served as the PAC’s first executive director, said DLR Group emphasized both creativity and flexibility in designing the PAC.
"One of the key elements we discussed from the beginning was that every space had to serve multiple purposes and maximum flexibility,卡明斯说. "DLR Group not only designed a flexible space that accommodates a variety of uses, they also created a space that looks like a place where art should happen."
Smith said the design collaboration, supported by a broad-based architectural design committee of College and community representatives, played a key role in the ultimate design.
"We appreciate that the College and community were engaged with us throughout the design process,史密斯说。. "We worked together to ensure that the design aligned with their vision for the facility, which was key to the design success."
Smith noted there are certain "key design aspects" AIA juries value.
"Design excellence, sustainable design, and community impact are all important to AIA,史密斯说。.
"The design links the campus with the community and reflects the surrounding natural beauty of Garrett County in the material palette,史密斯继续说. "The theatre also reuses the exterior walls of an existing gymnasium, reducing the amount of new materials used as well as demolition landfill waste."
Smith said the $21 million project’s "transformational community impact truly stands out."
“在这种特殊情况下, just the fact that the community has been working so long for a performing arts center makes us feel good about the impact of our work,史密斯继续说. "That was a big motivator for our group."
加勒特学院院长朱莉·约德说, who provides administrative oversight for the PAC, said DLR Group "just seemed like the right fit for us."
"This project felt very inclusive," said Yoder. "Our input was sought and valued by DLR Group."
克里斯的画家, GC’s director of facilities and capital projects, took over PAC project manager duties last December when former Director Kathy Meagher left the College.
"I have a deeper appreciation for the arts just seeing the end of construction and now what’s actually going on in the PAC,佩因特说.
DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, 工程, 内饰, 规划, and building optimization for new construction, 改造, 适应性再利用.
伦纳德年代. 百花公司. is a third-generation, family-owned builder with offices in Altoona and State College, PA. Fiore has completed more than $1 billion in construction projects across eight Mid-Atlantic states.