Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 2006
Client:Miami-Dade County
Project Category:Performing Arts Centers
Architect:Pelli Clark Pelli
Completion Year:2006
Location:Miami, Florida
Building Size:570,000 s.f.
Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was designed as a complex of single purpose state-of-the-art performance halls along the lines of New York's Lincoln Center.

The Center's two main performance halls are the Knight Concert Hall, designed for classical and popular music concerts and serving as a venue for Miami's orchestral groups, and the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, capable of accommodating the grand sets and scenery employed in major theatrical productions, including opera, ballet, and Broadway musicals.  The complex also houses the Carnival Studio Theater, a flexible, intimately-designed black-box space for small-scale theater and dance productions.

The two large halls face each other across the outdoor Plaza for the Arts. The horseshoe-style Ballet Opera House holds an audience of 2,400 and the elegant Concert Hall seats 2,200.  Together with the Studio Theater, these three facilities serve a host of resident companies, including the Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony.  AACPA also presents and produces a diverse mix of classical and popular entertainment.