Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) unveiled the ﬁnal design of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences at a press conference today. “The goal of LEPAA and The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is to create a lasting cultural arts legacy for years to come,” said LEPAA Board Chairman Tim Collins.
This world-class venue’s design is the result of over six months of collaboration between local and international development team partners Garﬁeld Public/Private, LLC, Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, MWM Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Hugo Reed & Associates, Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Schuler Shook, and Lee Lewis Construction.
“Our vision for this facility is that it’s perfectly at home on the global stage of performing arts centers, that it can compete with the best in the world, but that it’s inspired by and in the spirit of Lubbock, West Texas, and the South Plains,” said Matthew Lella, principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects.
Highlighted amenities of this hybrid performance venue include a 2,220-seat main theater, 425-seat studio theater, 6,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose room, and a bistro cafe. Representatives from Plains Capital Bank and Atmos Energy presented LEPAA with their donations in the amount of $500,000 and $50,000, respectively.
LEPAA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lubbock Independent School District which will allow LISD students to utilize the new facility, as well as hold UIL competitions there. Source by Diamond Schmitt Architects.