PRESS RELEASE: Stahl Completes Providence Academy’s Performing Arts Center

Plymouth, MN; September 26, 2017Stahl is honored to announce the completion of the technologically-advanced Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy in Plymouth. It is the first all-LED performance theater in the state of Minnesota.

Stahl served as construction manager of the three-story, 56,000-square-foot, 650-seat, state-of-the-art facility. The 15-month project was meticulously crafted to feature a stunning auditorium, breath-taking balconies, and a grand lobby with an amazing mezzanine. The theater also features an ellipse-shaped LED ceiling with a custom-made glass chandelier. The structure was comprised of precast concrete with a masonry veneer to match the existing school’s Georgian colonial, collegiate-inspired red brick exterior.

“Providence Academy has been working with Stahl Construction since 2002 so we knew they could manage the complexity of this project,” said Robert Cummins, Chairman of the Providence Board of Directors. Because of the architectural style of our campus, the attention to detail and ability to blend in with the existing building was extremely important. The Stahl team provided exceptional supervision. Even with the historical demands, this project was delivered on time and within budget – two elements that are critical to our school. Stahl worked constantly to keep costs reasonable and offered a variety of options, including structural concrete panels, to reduce construction time while still including the architectural details we wanted. Providence Academy is delighted with the outcome of our wonderful theater project.”

“We have had the distinct honor of serving Providence Academy on a number of projects over the last decade,” said Jessie Houlihan Bingen, President of Stahl. “With each addition, their campus grows meaningfully to offer additional programming opportunities for their students and the surrounding community. The recently-completed performance theater is notable from every perspective with vivid ornamentation, advanced technologies and wise functional additions for students and attendees. The success of the construction project was due to the seamless partnership between the design and historical consultants, Providence Academy and the construction teams.”

Providence Academy is a private, Roman-Catholic, college-preparatory K-12 school. They have partnered with Stahl and Studio 55 Architects on a number of projects over the years. Recent projects also include a synthetic-turf football field, running track, stadium bleachers, and seven tennis courts.


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Lisa Kalis

Director of Corporate Development

Stahl Construction Co.


Providence Academy Performing Arts Center

Photo Filename: Providence Performing Arts Center

Photo Caption: Providence Academy’s Performing Arts Center is the first all-LED
theater in the state of Minnesota. It features a stunning auditorium, breath-taking
balconies, and a grand lobby with an amazing mezzanine.