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Schaumburg Performing Arts Center

The 2400-seat Schaumburg Center for the Performing Arts is an important element of a combined Hotel, Convention Center and Theater project in the Exurban City of Schaumburg.

Located on a 78-acre parcel immediately adjacent to the Northwest Tollway, the theatre is designed to be an iconic landmark.

The bold truncated cone form of the Performing Arts Center is purposefully intended to be visually dominant and grasped as a significant event along the adjacent tollway. The form is actually an enclosure screen of aluminum tubes that acts as a lacelike curtain that allows hints of the multiple solid boxes contained within it. These elements house the Lobby, Auditorium, Stage, Dressing Rooms and Rehearsal Facilities.

The LEED equivalent design is an efficient facility that has flexible acoustics and proscenium to maximize functionality for all the performing arts.