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Performing Arts Center

The Ware Center is a 63,000 SF facility that features a 364-seat recital hall, 13 private studios, a string institute, a percussion studio, rooms for choral study and performance, state-of-the-art recording facilities, a computer lab, a modern and expanded library, classrooms for theory and composition, and public rooms for conferences, conventions, and community functions.

The design was completed by the late Philip Johnson of Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie Architects (designers of the AT&T headquarters in New York City and several renowned concert venues). The acoustics were designed by Cyril Harris, whose work includes the Kennedy Center and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Project Info

  • Location: Lancaster, PA
  • Client: Millersville University
  • Architect: Philip Johnson / Alan Ritchie Architects, PC
  • Awards: 2009 ABC Award of Excellence
    Two 2009 ABC Awards of Merit
    Five Mid-Atlantic Builder Exchange Craftsmanship Awards
  • Square Footage: 63,000
  • Year Completed: 2008
  • Expertise: General Contracting
  • Sector: Education

Key Team Members

  • Robert Brandt III

  • Shawn O’Connell

    Project Superintendent

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