Programming, theatre planning, auditorium design, and theatre equipment design and specification, i.e. performance lighting, rigging, performance and acoustical drapery, and seating systems
Florence, South Carolina
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture (Design Architect); FW Architects, Inc. (Architect of Record)
Tom Kessler Photography
Francis Marion University: Performing Arts Center
FMU, in partnership with the city of Florence, constructed a new Center to house its performing and fine arts programs. Designed to accommodate a range of performance types, the 850-seat mainstage employs a custom acoustic shell which rolls in on a gantry from rear stage storage – converting the theatre into a concert hall in a matter of minutes. An academic wing offers rehearsal and performance spaces, recording and sound reinforcement facilities, faculty offices, and a music technology lab.