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Paradise Valley Community College Performing Arts Center

Paradise Valley, Arizona    map
Status: Complete

Designed as a campus center for music, theater and art, the 24,870 square foot teaching and performance facility incorporates a 281 seat theater, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, practice rooms and gallery. The exterior, in form, material and color, is inspired by the natural characteristics of the starkly beautiful setting; chiseled forms and tactile surfaces evoke and interact with the distant mountains, undergoing continual transformation under the dramatic natural light. The intent is carried to the interior spaces where metallic painted surfaces of silver, gold and bronze pay homage to the indigenous coloration of the Sonoran Desert.