Benedictine University Performing Arts Center5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Design Achievement – Benedictine University teamed with OPUS, a non-profit agency formed to stimulate and encourage student's interest in learning orchestral and string music, to develop a performing arts venue on the Benedictine University campus. DLR Group's design concept translates the Christian roots of the University and the vision of OPUS into a cohesive design. The building is reminiscent to the shape of a fish, a traditional symbol of Christianity, while the gentle curve of the roof line echoes the smooth outline of stringed instruments.
Scope Summary - The scope of work encompassed design of a new building and surrounding landscape. Spaces include ticketing and reception, exhibit halls, a performance center, and support spaces. DLR Group provided planning and design services for fundraising.