Engineering News Record – Project of the Year Finalist/Best Cultural/Worship: UVU Noorda Center for Performing Arts
The Noorda Center, a cultural arts landmark for Utah Valley University and the greater Orem community, represents a $50-million investment in concert spaces, classrooms, practice rooms and performance-support areas. It houses an 890-seat concert hall, a 501-seat proscenium theater and a 150-seat dance venue. The new facility provides a world-class arts experience and education for students and is also the Utah County home of the Utah Symphony. It’s expected that more than 120 shows a year will be presented at the center, as the university partners with other community arts organizations to host performances.