© David Lauer
© David Lauer
© David Lauer

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Ent Center for the Arts

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Ent Center for the Arts puts a vibrant, cohesive and unified public face on the arts by bringing together theatrical and musical venues, as well as numerous other arts spaces which were formerly scattered across the UCCS campus.  Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided programming, planning and theatre consulting services for four performance venues in the new building, working in conjunction with design architects H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture and Semple Brown, the architect of record.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s scope of work included theatre planning and systems design for the 774-seat Shockley-Zalabak Theater; the 242-seat Chapman Foundations Recital Hall; the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater – a 300-seat ‘courtyard-inspired’ home venue for THEATREWORKS, the university’s professional resident company; as well as the Osborne Studio Theater, an intimate black box venue for undergrad theatre department productions with seating up to 100.

With the opening of the Ent Center for the Arts, students benefit from expanded programs in theatre and dance, as well as the opportunities for more hands-on production experiences than ever before.

Design Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Architect of Record: Semple Brown Design
Acoustics: Jaffe Holden
Size: 92,000 SF
Completion: 2018