The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association released designs for a new performing arts facility in Lubbock, Texas.
The facility, called The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, is named after the spectacled, Lubbock native, rock and roll crooner who tragically died in a 1959 plane crash in Iowa while on tour.
Six months of collaboration between local and international firms produced the final design. According to a statement by the LEPAA, these firms are Garfield Public/Private; Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper; MWM Architects; Diamond Schmitt Architects; Hugo Reed & Associates; Jaffe Holden Acoustics; Schuler Shook; and Lee Lewis Construction.
Amenities of the facility include a performance venue that seats 2,220, a smaller one that seats 425, a 6,000-sf multipurpose room, and a bistro café.
“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, in a statement.
In between live performances, the venue will also host events and competitions for the Lubbock Independent School District.