Aquinas College Performing Arts Center

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      Holabird & Root in association with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber; designed a new 28,500 sq. ft theater facility on the campus of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

      The lobby, with its large windows, encourages people to experience the surrounding environment and accommodates pre-performance receptions, audience circulation, the concession stand, box office, and public restrooms. 

      Dressing/makeup rooms and an adjoined green room; areas for instruction and production; and space for the storage of costumes, props, and scenery are all tucked under the seating at a lower level.

      A 180-seat black box theater includes flexible staging and separate access for actors and duplicates the main stage size to double as a rehearsal hall.