Higher Education and PreK-12
IGW led a team of architects, engineers and other specialty consultants in the programming, planning, design and construction of two additions to the Parkland College Theater in Champaign, Illinois. The project involved a visual arts addition west of the theater and performing arts addition east of the theater to expand and consolidate arts programming on the main campus.
The single-story visual arts addition consists of 8 new art studios with needed support space and faculty offices. The studios include both 3D studios (ceramics, sculpture, woodworking and metal working) with direct access to an outdoor work area and 2D studios (painting, drawing, design and a Mac lab) that are provided with generous north light. Exhibition space and storage lockers are provided in the corridor serving the studios.
The three-story performing arts addition consists of a 2000 square foot blackbox performance venue with an upper level control booth/gallery, main level lobby, ticket office and toilet rooms and basement storage with trap access to the stage above. The new lobby connects directly to the existing theater lobby to permit crowd overflow between the two venues.