Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock Building, Texas

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Lubbock Architecture: Texan Development, USA – design by Diamond Schmitt Architects

Apr 20, 2017

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Location: Texas, USA

Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Groundbreaking for Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock

GROUND BREAK FOR BUDDY HOLLY HALL OF PERFORMING ARTS & SCIENCES

Toronto – The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences broke ground today in Lubbock, Texas, setting a milestone for this major arts project in the hometown of the iconic 1950s pop legend Buddy Holly.

Images: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

The center features the 2,200-seat Helen DeVitt Jones Theater; a 425-seat studio theater; a grand hall; a bistro; and the 22,000-square-foot home to Ballet Lubbock with five dance studios. The Christine DeVitt Lobby will be a gathering point and community asset.

“The aim for Lubbock is to create a performing arts centre as good acoustically, as welcoming to the public, and as attractive to performers to be among the best halls in North America,” said Jack Diamond, Principal, with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences by Diamond Schmitt Architects

The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) is developing the privately funded, $155-million project, which will also provide access to the Lubbock Independent School District as a learning centre. “Buddy Holly Hall will be a beacon for progress and downtown revitalization for Lubbock and the South Plains,” said Tim Collins, LEPAA’s chairman. “The venue is a hub that brings together people of all ages to experience world-class art in a world-class facility.”

The multi-purpose nature of the venue will allow for a wide range of activity, from opera, Broadway shows and symphonic music, to rock concerts, conferences and social events. “To achieve this versatility, the floor of the auditorium can have raked seating or be flat for a standing audience, either below or in line with the stage,” said Matthew Lella, Principal, Diamond Schmitt.

The central volume of the structure conceals the fly tower and is framed by a roofline of swooping planes with cascading columns that establish a strong visual identity and create a welcoming entrance. A replica of a 200-foot telecommunications tower will be installed on the site as a light sculpture, forming a beacon for the performing arts center.

Lubbock Architecture by Diamond Schmitt Architects

Diamond Schmitt is working with development team partners Garfield Public/Private, LLC, Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, MWM Architects, Hugo Reed & Associates, Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Schuler Shook, and Lee Lewis Construction. The 218,000-square-foot performing arts campus is on track to open in 2020.

To view a 3-minute video on the design, please click here: Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock

Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) has designed many acclaimed concert halls, opera houses and theatres worldwide, including the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, La Maison Symphonique in Montreal, The Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Among current projects are the design for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and the transformation of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

May 2, 2016

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock

Texas, USA

Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock

Construction has started on this concert hall building dedicated to American musician Buddy Holly.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock

The rock-and-roll musician shot to fame with tracks including Peggy Sue and That’ll Be the Day, before he was killed in a plane crash in 1959, aged 23.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock

Inspired by and in the spirit of Lubbock, West Texas, and the South Plains, Buddy Holly Hall will feature a 2,200-seat main theatre, an additional 400-seat theatre, a 5,000-square-foot multi-purpose room and a 22,000-square-foot Dance Centre.

A dynamic light sculpture will animate an adjacent 200-foot-high telecommunications tower and be a marker for the new performing arts centre as well as a symbol of renewal for Lubbock that will be visible from a great distance.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock

The building is designed as a tribute to the artist, and to fit into its setting on the Llano Estacado desert plains.

The multi-purpose nature of the venue will allow for a wide range of activity, from opera, Broadway shows and symphonic music, to rock concerts, conferences and social events. In addition to local performing arts groups and touring shows, the facility will house Ballet Lubbock with its own rehearsal and performance space and provide access to the Lubbock Independent School District as a learning centre.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock

May 2, 2016

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock

DESIGN DETAILS REVEALED FOR THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL OF PERFORMING ARTS AND SCIENCES

May 2, 2016, TORONTO – Design details from Diamond Schmitt Architects have been released for The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. The arts complex will be built in Lubbock, Texas, birthplace of the legendary 1950s pop star whose brief career influenced generations of musicians and fans.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

“The aim for Lubbock is to create a performing arts center as good acoustically, as welcoming to the public, and as attractive to performers to be among the best halls in North America,” said Jack Diamond, Principal, with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

“Our goal is to have this venue feel great for all types of performers and audiences – whether they are in jeans and hats or ball gowns,” said Matthew Lella, Principal, Diamond Schmitt. To achieve this versatility, the floor of the main auditorium can have raked seating or be flat for a standing audience, either below or in line with the stage. The hall will have top-tier natural acoustics for a large symphony orchestra as well as cutting-edge amplified sound for touring bands and shows.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Ample public space in the lobby with its feature helical stair and amenities including a bistro café will make Buddy Holly Hall a community living room active throughout the day in addition to evening performances. The central volume of the structure conceals the fly tower and is framed by a roofline of swooping planes with cascading columns that establish a strong visual identity and create a welcoming entrance.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA), which is developing the project, is well on its way to achieving its $146-million fundraising target, having raised $81-million to date. The facility will be fully funded through private donations. “Buddy Holly Hall will be a beacon for progress and downtown revitalization for Lubbock and the South Plains,” said Tim Collins. LEPAA’s chairman. “The venue is a hub that brings together people of all ages to experience world-class art in a world-class facility.”

Introducing Buddy Holly Hall from Michelle Stephens on Vimeo.

Diamond Schmitt is working with development team partners Garfield Public/Private, LLC, Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, MWM Architects, Hugo Reed & Associates, Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Schuler Shook, and Lee Lewis Construction. Construction is set to commence later this year with a projected opening in 2019.

Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) has designed many acclaimed concert halls, opera houses and theatres worldwide: Among these are the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, La Maison Symphonique in Montreal, The Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. The firm recently won an international design competition to reimagine Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York City. An extensive portfolio also includes academic buildings, libraries, sports facilities, research laboratories, hospitals, residential and commercial buildings.

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

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