Construction to Start on Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Theater at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University (WIU) will soon be home to a new performing arts center designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Construction for the new 126,000-square-foot building is expected to begin in 2012 and last approximately 30 months. The Performing Arts Center will comprise two brick-clad wings connected by a two-story, glass-walled gallery.

“We are excited to see this project moving forward,” says Cesar Pelli, FAIA, senior principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. “This will be a wonderful building for the university and the people of Western Illinois.”

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is the design architect for the project. The design team is led by Mitchell Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP, principal. OWP/P is the architect of record.