Come this fall construction will start on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts in LUBBOCK, Texas. The rock-and-roll musician was top of the pops in the fifties before he was killed in a plane crash in 1959, aged only 23. The structure will contain a 2,200-seat theatre, an additional 400-seat auditorium, a 5,000-square-foot multi-purpose room and a 22,000-square-foot dance centre. A replica of a 200-foot telecommunications tower – a light sculpture – will act as a beacon for the centre.
The project is being privately funded to the tune of $125-million. <RENDERINGS ABOVE – Cicada Design Inc.>
Diamond Scmitt Architects have considerable experience in the theatre business. The company designed and built TORONTO’s Opera House in the Four Seasons Centre (home to the National Ballet of Canada & the Canadian Opera Company, as well as MONTREAL’s Maison Symphonique (home base for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra).
<Photo above – TORONTO’s Opera House in the Four Seasons Centre by Diamond Schmitt>