Aquinas College Performing Arts Center

    The Performing Arts Center located in the heart of the Aquinas College campus was a collaborative venture between Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre, and the Catholic Secondary Schools.

    The theatre houses 410 seats wrapped around a thrust stage. In addition to the intimate audience chamber, the theatre also offers a three-story scene shop and rehearsal room that can double as a “Black Box Theatre.”

    The construction and design of the building focused on providing the best acoustics possible. This was achieved by an acoustical deck and concrete roof system to minimize outside noise, as well as a highly sophisticated mechanical system to minimize any interior distractions.

    Both functional and beautiful, the Performing Arts Center provides a wonderful environment for education and entertainment.

    Project at a glance

    • Client: Aquinas College
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Architect/Engineer: FTC&H
    • Footage: 28,500 square feet



    • Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence 2004