Dixie College Eccles Fine and Performing Arts Center

Dixie College Fine Arts Center carries a strong presence in the St. George area and serves both students and community. The Fine Arts program at the institution had become disjointed over time resulting in functions housed in various locations across campus. Programmatically, the intent of this new performing arts facility was to unify the academic programs within one new, state-of-the-art structure. Philosophically, the intent was to demonstrate the commitment to the Arts in education with a landmark building at the prominent “front door” of the campus. The project is comprised of three major components, one for each Arts discipline: Theater, Music and Fine Arts. The theatrical spaces include a 510-seat proscenium theater, 150 flexible-seat black box theater, theater rehearsal production, scene shop and stage support functions. For the Music Department a new 300-seat concert hall, music rehearsal rooms, practice and ensemble rooms were created. The Fine Art wing includes a 5,000 square foot Art Gallery, reception space and faculty offices. In all programmed areas, multi-functional use is a requirement as spaces must be classroom, exhibit, performance, lecture, etc. at any given time. The College shared their vision for the project as one which would “create a beautiful, visually stunning, modern and inviting building.” Further, the College expressed a desire for a magnificent sense of entry that will heighten and exalt the facility bringing prominence and recognition to the institution.

Our firm leaders and staff were involved in the leadership and design of this project while associated with another firm.

American Institute of Architects,”Honor Award”, 2005
Intermountain Contractor, “Best Higher Education Project”, 2005
Intermountain Contractor, “Best Architecture”, 2005

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