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.

Need: A facility to house various musical spaces that support the current and future music department

Solution: Design a new musical facility for the community

Result: State-of-the-art music event center that incorporates many musical features


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

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Manitowoc, WI


46,600 sq ft

Construction Cost


Supporting the Music Department

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.

Silver Lake College Franciscan Center Lobby designed by Bray Architects
A piano sits in the middle of a stage looking into a large, modern auditorium
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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