Modernized performance space with nostalgic appeal.

Hailed as a superlative performance venue and an acoustic marvel 40 years ago, the Calvin University Covenant Fine Arts Center was feeling its age. GMB completed a renovation and addition to the building that feature three main public spaces: the new 240 seat recital hall, new 3,800 square foot gallery and 1,100 seat renovated auditorium. The expanded east side added a student lounge surrounded by classrooms, practice and teaching suites, instrument storage, a musical library and the English and music department offices. The entire facility is anchored by the renovated CFAC auditorium, complete with new HVAC and lighting, fabrics and woodwork. The exterior was designed to respect the campus Prairie School design language.

Covenant Fine Arts Center

Location Grand Rapids, MI
Size 120,000 sq. ft.
Status Completed 2010
Awards & News American School & University 2011 Citation Winner Educational Interiors Showcase Architectural Portfolio, 2011 Outstanding Building
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