Wolfe Center for the Arts
Bowling Green, Ohio

This long awaited project replaced the woefully inadequate facilities of Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre & Film. The new building occupies a site linking the School of Art and College of Musical Arts, provides additional art and music spaces, and creates new opportunities for collaboration among the three disciplines. Nextstage Design principals Tony Forman and Gene Leitermann served as project manager and principal in charge, respectively, for Theatre Projects Consultants. We collaborated closely with the owner, users, and project team over a five-year period, from programming to project completion.

Institution
Bowling Green State University

Design Architect
Snøhetta

Executive Architect
The Collaborative

Acoustician
Akustiks

General Trades Contractor
Rudolph/Libbe

Construction Type
New construction

Square Feet
90,000

Cost
$31 million

Completion
2011

Users
Department of Theatre & Film
School of Art
College of Musical Arts

Spaces
400-seat multipurpose theater
120-seat flexible theater
Choral rehearsal room
Video production studio

Awards
2012 LEED Silver

Photo: © Bruce Damonte