Pacific Lutheran University’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is housed in Eastvold Hall, an iconic building on the PLU campus that was originally built in 1952. Work included construction of a new “black box” studio theater that houses the Dr. William J. Becvar stage, creating exciting new opportunities for the performing arts department. A new scene shop was also added on the main floor of the building, which allows for safer and faster set design and construction.
The building was restored within its existing footprint, with a small addition that provides an expanded lobby. Exterior work included seismic upgrades, a new copper roof and fully restored and brick façade.