Solid State Lighting Design: Stahl Construction Completes All-LED Lit Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy

Providence Academy Performing Arts Center


Stahl Construction announced the completion of the technologically-advanced Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy in Plymouth. According to Stahl, the PAC is the first all-LED-lit performance theater in the state of Minnesota.Providence Academy serves as a private, Roman-Catholic, college-preparatory K-12 school. The school has partnered with Stahl Construction and Studio 55 Architects for multiple projects. Recent projects completed in partnership with Stahl Construction include a running track, a synthetic-turf football field, stadium bleachers, and seven tennis courts.Stahl Construction Completes ALL-LED-Lit Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy – Solid State Lighting Design

Stahl Construction Managed Building of Providence Academy PAC

Stahl Construction Completes ALL-LED-Lit Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Providence Academy – Solid State Lighting Design

Stahl Construction managed the building of the 56,000-square-foot, 650-seat facility. The 15-month project features a beautiful auditorium, breath-taking balconies, and a majestic lobby with an amazing mezzanine. The theater also includes an ellipse-shaped LED-illuminated ceiling with a custom glass chandelier. The structure comprised of precast concrete with a masonry veneer matches the red brick exterior of the existing school, which has Georgian colonial and collegiate inspiration.“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.”

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