Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance

This musical event center brings a 460-seat auditorium, practice and educational spaces, and event facilities to the community.

Designed to house Silver Lake College’s music department, the Franciscan Center creates a space to foster the arts through education and performance.

The facility features band, choral, piano/keyboard and computer studios, practice spaces of varying sizes, small recital areas, and a music classroom. Further accommodations include offices and support spaces.

Outside the entry lobby are several social and educational spaces, including outdoor plazas, gardens, and open gathering spaces for the community.


Awards

  • Build Wisconsin Awards, General Contractor - New Construction Category
  • American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin Chapter Design Excellence Awards, Gold Award, K-12 Education Category
View from the back of a large, wood-paneled concert hall

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Project Details

Location

Manitowoc, WI

Size

46,600 sq ft

Construction Cost

$7,500,000
A piano sits in the middle of a stage looking into a large, modern auditorium
A curving stone and glass wall surrounds an open event lobby
A high-ceilinged musical practice room that leads into a wall of windows
View from the center back of a large, wood-paneled concert hall

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