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.


  • 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

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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