St. Tammany Performing Arts Center Study 2014
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Client:St. Tammany Parish
Project Category:Planning and Feasibility
Architect:Wilson Butler Architects
Arch. of Record:Studio WTA
Completion Year:2014
Location:St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Lighting:Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Acoustician:TALASKE
While the Cultural Arts Districts is currently in the Schematic Design phase, the architectural team, as well as the internal St. Tammany Parish Government team, is utilizing the findings of a feasibility study conducted in 2014 by FDA and AMS, input from potential user groups, the public and private stakeholders, to develop programming and begin the design phase to satisfy those needs. Programs are expected to include live concerts of every musical genre, festivals, art exhibits and theatre performances. In addition, the Performing Arts Center, slated to anchor the District, will be multifaceted to include an educational component, as well as enable the arts community, the business community and the private sector, to access the facility for various uses like large-scale exhibitions, seminars and speakers, and private events. The educational component of the facility will focus on the youth in St. Tammany and offer programming designed around fostering the innate talent of school-aged children. The natural landscape of the Tchefuncte River and the thick tree canopy are central design features and will be incorporated into the project at every level.