PLU Karen Hille Phillips Center – Phase 2

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 dates back to 1952. The project included restoration of the building within its existing footprint, with expanded lobby and gallery spaces, elevator access to all floors, classrooms, music practice rooms and enhanced support and offices for the Department of Theatre. Extensive seismic and ADA access upgrades were also performed. The fully refurbished auditorium includes 680 new theater-style seats with improved sight lines and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Douglas fir wall panels were milled from trees on campus, and provide acoustic effects that add to the high quality of the performance space. The building received LEED Platinum certification, which exceeded the University’s goal of LEED Gold.

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