Performing Arts : New Theatres   /   Cleveland State University

Fine and Visual Arts Facility

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Status: Complete

Westlake Reed Leskosky was retained to design a new 178,000 SF Fine and Visual Arts facility for Cleveland State University. After studying what the scale of programmatic elements meant for the site, our firm determined that the best solution would be to expand the existing communications building out to Euclid Avenue, combining performance spaces and allowing a sharing of back-of-house and support spaces. The visual arts program would be located in an independent tower, in keeping with CSU's history of significant towers. These two pieces would be joined by an art gallery and public lobby/critique spaces along Euclid Avenue.