Hollis+Miller Architects
MidAmerica Nazarene Performing Arts Center

MidAmerica Nazarene Performing Arts Center
Olathe, KS

The Cultural Events Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University provides a focal point within the Olathe community for cultural events, as well as bringing together the arts embraced on their campus: vocal music, instrumental music and theater. The center includes a 700-seat auditorium, a 100-seat recital hall and a 200 seat-black box theater. Teaching facilities include practice rooms, classrooms and offices for teachers. For effective space utilization, the concept includes three performance spaces that can also be used as practice rooms for vocal and instrumental music. One challenge of the project includes using materials and construction techniques that accommodate the vastly different acoustics needed for a variety of performances from choral presentations to jazz bands to theatrical productions.  

Hollis + Miller provided assistance during the fund raising stage including presentation of plans and elevations to the public. The team presented design options, including different arrangements of multi-use performance spaces, to assist the university in arriving at a financially feasible, functional and attractive center.

Completion Date:
June, 2007

42,273 sq. ft.

Construction Cost:

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