University of Dubuque Performing Arts Center

Dubuque, IA

University of Dubuque Performing Arts Center

IIW served on the construction services team to build an 80,000-square-foot performing arts center for the University of Dubuque. It includes a proscenium theater includes 1,000 seats with and a 150-seat orchestra pit.

Beyond the curtains, you’ll find a scene shop, costume shop, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, practice areas, offices, and a student commons with a cafe.

But that’s not all that has gone on behind the scenes. The project incorporated a wide variety of energy efficiency technique to deliver the performing arts center a 59 percent savings compared to a minimally code compliant building. Those savings stack up to nearly $140,000 in reduced costs annually and qualified the university for more than $325,000 in incentives from the utility companies.

IIW’s Construction Services team worked alongside crews to provide quality control testing as well as a masonry inspection and testing services, density backfilling testing and visual welding inspection.

The result is a new venue for the community to enjoy the arts and an extensive education center where students explore and engage in all aspects of live theater.