Florida Atlantic University
Dorothy Schmidt Center for the Fine Arts

Client:Florida Atlantic University
Project Category:Colleges and Universities
Architect:Edward L. Barnes & John M.Y Lee
Arch. of Record:Schwab, Twitty, Hanser Architects
Completion Year:1995
Location:Boca Raton, Florida
Acoustician:Jaffe Holden Acoustics
Building Size:65,000 s.f.
Capacity:300 seats
The Dorothy Schmidt Center for the Fine Arts is the centerpiece of the College of Arts and Humanities. The center houses rehearsal and laboratory space, galleries and classrooms for fine arts, administrative and academic support areas; an expanded box office to serve the existing Griswold Theatre; a multipurpose room; and a flexible 300-seat experimental theatre (pictured above and at left).

FDA's contributions included helping to conceptualize an orchestra shell for the renovated Griswold Theatre and providing detailed drawings and descriptions about requirements and locations for wheelchair accommodations.