The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Academic Performing Arts Complex

Edinburg, TX

Project Description

The new Academic Performing Arts Complex replaces two existing 40-year-old buildings with a new facility and includes the renovation of two adjacent structures. The 94,000-square-foot complex will greatly enhance the performance and rehearsal assets of the university’s Music Department as well as the capabilities of the larger Rio Grande Valley arts community.

The six primary spaces in the new building include a grand porch and lobby which accommodate a variety of pre-function events, the primary 1,000-seat performance hall which houses a range of music, dance and theatrical events and dedicated rehearsal spaces for Band, Orchestra, Choir and Mariachi/Jazz ensembles. The grand porch and lobby are oriented toward University Drive and downtown Edinburg at the southeast end of the campus, making this building a landmark gateway to the university from the city.